Netherlands

  • Solar Thermal e-Learning: Education without a Classroom

    Electronic »e-Learning« programmes for solar heating are beginning to gain popularity with training centres in the UK. These are designed to assist training centres in teaching solar domestic hot water installation techniques to apprentices and engineers. Source: www.elearning-shop.co....

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  • Holland Solar celebrates its 25th Anniversary

    Celebrating 25 years of Holland Solar: Amersfoort won the award for the best solar thermal community in the Netherlands. The picture shows Pauline Sparenburg from the climate and energy administration of Amersfoort accepting the award at the celebration.
    Photo: Holland Solar...

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  • European Solar Days

    The next European Solar Days will be celebrated from 1 to 16 May 2010 in 16 European countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia , Spain, Switzerland, Denmark , Norway, Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Hungary, Poland and Sweden. The two weeks event is coordinated by the European...
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  • Netherlands’ Subsidy Programme Expands the Market

    Since 2006, the solar thermal market in the Netherlands has enjoyed an annual growth rate of 20 – 30%. The currently biggest pieces of the pie go to glycol-drainback solar combination systems (<6 m²). The new incentive programme “Duurzame Warmte” (Sustainable Warmth programme) now offers an...

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  • Energy Investment Allowance since 1997

    The Netherlands government supports the expansion of solar thermal resources. The Energy Investment Allowance (EIA) programme for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands supports sustainable energy and energy-efficient technologies since 1997. Entrepreneurs who invest in renewable energy can deduct 41....

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  • Transition to Solar Thermal – Roadmap of Holland Solar (2007)

    With this 2007 roadmap, the Dutch solar thermal association Holland Solar, sets out a future perspective for solar thermal market development in the Netherlands based on three timeframes i.e. 2015, 2030 and 2050. The document has to be seen in the discussion on the energy transition process...

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  • More Research Needed for New Storage Materials

    If solar energy is to be the primary or only source of heat for houses in the future, there will arise a need for storing it more efficiently. Materials have to be found that are able to hold more energy than water, but with less volume and higher loss. Task 32 of the International Energy...

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