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  • Europe: 2011 Conferences dedicated to Solar Heating and Cooling

    Europe: 2011 Conferences dedicated to Solar Heating and Cooling

    In Europe, only a few conferences focus exclusively on solar heating and cooling in 2011. Most events combine both solar thermal technology and photovoltaics, with two-thirds of the schedule being reserved for solar electricity and only one third for solar thermal. Please check the...

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  • Israel: The History of Punching Machines

    Israel: The History of Punching Machines

    There are two suppliers of punching machines from Israel challenging each other to have been the first to market on the market: Ravid Solar Solutions and Dagan Machine Engineering. The history of both companies shows certain parallels, as both companies were founded by former employers of...

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  • Sweden: First Buffer Tank receives P-Mark Certificate

    Sweden: First Buffer Tank receives P-Mark Certificate

    The buffer tank Ecoscience by Swedish tank manufacturer Fueltech Sweden AB is the first tank to receive the P-Mark certification. After one year of testing and paper work, the P-labelling of the 520 litre tank with fresh-water station and external solar loading module was approved at the...

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  • NREAPs: Only 8 countries to plan with significant Area and Growth Rates

    NREAPs: Only 8 countries to plan with significant Area and Growth Rates

    Clear-cut concepts and mandatory targets to protect the climate was what the European Commission requested from the 27 EU members as they created their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs). On 30 June 2010, 23 states delivered their national version – with meagre success for solar...

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  • “We were prepared for this Outcome”

    “We were prepared for this Outcome”

    In most of the National Renewable Energy Plans (NREAPs), solar thermal was not a priority. Only 8 countries announced significant collector area and growth rates (see news here). solarthermalworld.org asked Xavier Noyon, Secretary General of the European Solar...

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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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  • Sweden: Media Campaign receives ISES Europe Award 2010

    Sweden: Media Campaign receives ISES Europe Award 2010

    Clearly committed to solar energy: During the Eurosun 2010 conference in Austria, ISES Europe President Dorota Chwieduk presented the ISES Europe Award 2010 to Jan-Olof Dalenbäck for the media campaign of Svensk solenergi (Solar Energy Association of Sweden). The award includes EUR 1,000...

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  • Austria: Campaign with 270 million Impressions

    Austria: Campaign with 270 million Impressions

    Between February and May 2010, the solar campaign “Clever people heat with the sun” (Schlaue heizen mit der Sonne) promoted solar thermal technology across all of Austria's main media channels: radio, television, newspapers and special interest magazines. The marketing measures reached a total...
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  • Germany: Ritter creates Subsidiary for distributing XL Installations

    Germany: Ritter creates Subsidiary for distributing XL Installations

    Focusing on large-scale solar thermal installations: In August, German group Ritter Energie- und Umwelttechnik has established Ritter XL Solar, a subsidiary to exclusively distribute the group's large-scale solar thermal installations with CPC vacuum tube collectors. The CEOs of the new...

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  • How Upper Austria Become the World's Leading Solar Thermal Market (2010)

    This paper, produced by O.O. Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria, allows the reader to understand what makes Upper Austria a leading market for solar thermal in Europe. The publication goes through the general concepts of solar thermal to the specific case of Austria and its...

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  • The Winners of the Solarthermalworld.org Quiz

    The Winners of the Solarthermalworld.org Quiz

    The winners of the solarthermalworld.org quiz were announced on 1 October, at the end of the Eurosun 2010 conference in Graz, Austria. The photo shows the lucky participants (from left): Matthias Gebauer (Ecoscop), Veronika Schweinzer (University of Graz), Bärbel Epp (editor of...

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