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  • Turkey: New Vacuum Tube Factory

    Turkey: New Vacuum Tube Factory

    Since the government raised the import tax on vacuum tubes in July 2011, Turkey’s national solar thermal industry has undergone some thorough restructuring. Only one month later, seven of the nation’s solar thermal system suppliers and manufacturers teamed up in an effort to construct their own...
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  • Turkey: Vacuum Tubes on the Rise

    Turkey: Vacuum Tubes on the Rise

    Vacuum tube technology is gaining influence on the Turkish market. Between 2007 and 2011, the share of vacuum tubes among the total newly installed collector area in the country increased from 4 to 28 %, according to the market statistics of Hakan Alas, General Manager of Ezinç Metal. ...

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  • Moldova: Moldenergy 2012 – Where Energy Experts Meet

    Moldova: Moldenergy 2012 – Where Energy Experts Meet

    The only event for the solar market in the Republic of Moldova is Moldenergy, the International Specialized Exhibition for power-saving technologies, gas, heating and air conditioning systems. The four-day event took place in the middle of this March for the 16th year in a row. It has...

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  • Bulgaria: Sunny Mood at SEE Solar 2012 in Sofia

    Bulgaria: Sunny Mood at SEE Solar 2012 in Sofia

    While representatives from over 250 companies and 31 countries gathered at the Inter Expo Center Sofia for the 8th South-East European Solar Exhibition on 28 March, the Bulgarian government decided to cancel the highly controversial Belene Nuclear Power Plant project. Of course, the timing...

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  • Kutay Ülke Speaks About Ezinç and the Turkish Market during ESTEC 2011

    This is an interview with Kutay Ülke from the company Ezinç. Ezinç is one of the main collector and storage tank producers in Turkey. Kutay Ülke speaks about the company products and training activities. He also explains the development of the Turkish solar thermal market even if there are no...
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  • International Energy & Environment Fair ICCI 2012, Istanbul

    The 18th of the ICCI Conference and Exhibition, which is organised by Sektörel Fuarcılık, will be held at Istanbul Expo Center from 25 to 27 April 2012. The ICCI 2012 Exhibition and Conference will present a general outlook on the energy sector worldwide and in Turkey.
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  • Turkey: 5-Year Payback Time for Solar Hot Water System in Student Hostel

    Turkey: 5-Year Payback Time for Solar Hot Water System in Student Hostel

    The student hostel of the University in Trabzon at the north coast of Turkey enjoys ideal conditions for solar water usage. When the 762 m2 collector field was mounted on the roofs of the buildings, the hostel had already been equipped with six 10,000 litre tanks, which could...

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  • International Solar & PV Exhibition 2012, Istanbul

    The Turkish solar technologies sector is meeting for the 4th time at the International Solar & PV Exhibition in Istanbul in April 2012. The Fair is a trade platform for domestic and international customers. The exhibitor profile includes conventional, non conventional, renewable and clean and...
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  • Turkey: New Import and VAT Taxation for Vacuum Tubes

    Turkey: New Import and VAT Taxation for Vacuum Tubes

    The Turkish Ministry of Economy has introduced a new calculation method for import taxes and the VAT on imported vacuum tubes. The ’Protection and Inspection Tax’ (Korunma ve Gözetim Vergisi) was made official in the ‘Public Gazette’ and has been in place since 6 July 2011. The new regulation...

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  • ESTEC 2011 in France: Early Bird Registration extended

    ESTEC 2011 in France: Early Bird Registration extended

    The early bird registration for the European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (estec 2011) has been extended to 15 July. You can save around EUR 100 if you sign up for the 2-day conference before this date. It will take place in Marseilles, France, on 20 and 21 October 2011. Fees are lower...

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  • Turkey: Güneş Enerjisi – Book on Solar Thermal Technology in Turkish

    Turkey: Güneş Enerjisi – Book on Solar Thermal Technology in Turkish

    Ezinç Metal, the biggest solar thermal manufacturer in Turkey, has just published a book about the use of solar heating. The 110-page document entitled 'Güneş Enerjisi' describes in Turkish the potential of solar heating, and the different collector and tank technologies Ezinç has been...

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  • Launch of ISOL Navigator: Asia moves up, while Europe lags behind

    Launch of ISOL Navigator: Asia moves up, while Europe lags behind

    The ISOL Navigator has been launched at the Intersolar Europe in Munich at the 8th of June. The international study presents the current and future market development in 16 key solar heating and cooling countries. The ISOL Navigator is based on the “ISOL Index”, an international business...

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