Turkey

  • Challenge of the world market: “Europe is stuck with high installation costs”

    Challenge of the world market: “Europe is stuck with high installation costs”

    “Competition on price” was one of the key questions of the panel discussion at the international conference SMEthermal 2011 in Berlin on 10 February. Representatives from the major solar thermal markets worldwide discussed the challenges of the world market among them (left to right):...

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  • USA: Slowdown in 2009 while Imports go up

    USA: Slowdown in 2009 while Imports go up

    Slowdown in the US: After the 2008 peak, the total sold area of medium temperature collectors decreased by 5 % in 2009, to 204,700 m2. Exports amounted to only 2,100 m2 of collector area, which means that the newly installed collector area in the United States in 2009...

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  • Hungary: Interesting but highly fluctuating Market

    Hungary: Interesting but highly fluctuating Market

    Over the last years, Hungary has turned out to be an interesting but highly fluctuating market for solar thermal technology. Through its subsidiary in the neighbouring country, Austrian manufacturer Tisun has been doing business in Hungary since 2008 and has already made its mark on the...

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  • Great Britain: Microgeneration Certification Scheme lists PVT Collectors

    Great Britain: Microgeneration Certification Scheme lists PVT Collectors

    Generating heat and electricity: Since May 2010, 48 Volther PVT collectors by Turkish manufacturer Solimpeks have both supplied hot water to a children's home in Surrey County, Great Britain, and fed solar electricity into the local energy grid. According to the manufacturer, the system's...

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  • Azerbaijan: Collector and Tank Production for the State

    Azerbaijan: Collector and Tank Production for the State

    State-owned Azerenergy Construction Company (AZENCO), which is based in Azerbaijan in the Caucasian region, started producing solar thermal collectors at the beginning of August and will very soon produce solar tanks, too. The investment was initiated by a state programme, which aims...

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  • Potential Demonstration Sites for Wind and CSP Projects (2009)

    The REMAP Project (Action Plan for High Priority Renewable Energy Initiatives in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Area) is a two years initiative funded under the European Commission FP6 with the goal of investigating two electricity generation technologies: wind power and concentrated solar...

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  • Turkey: Industry discovers Space Heating and Process Heat

    Turkey: Industry discovers Space Heating and Process Heat

    The picture shows the solar shop of Solimpeks and the office building for the engineers of the Seiso subsidiary, which is responsible for large-scale projects. Turkish solar thermal manufacturers increasingly establish separate companies to handle hotel installations or process heat...

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  • Algeria: A Sunny State Still Waiting its Turn

    Algeria: A Sunny State Still Waiting its Turn

    Algeria has one of the greatest solar potentials in the world. The annual radiation ranges from 1,700 kWh/m2 in the North to 2,260 kWh in the South. The solar water heater market, however, is still in a deep slumber. Waking it up is the responsibility of a new subsidy programme...

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