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  • EU Project: RELACS in Sustainable Holiday Accommodations

    What have the Albena resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast (see photo), the Bräuer restaurant in Weißkirchen, Austria, and the 2 Danby Cottages in the UK’s Forest of Dean in common? They are all part of the RELACS network. RELACS is short for “REnewabLe energy...

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  • Greece: Urban Citizens Struggle to Pay Heating Bills

    On 15 October 2012, Greece increased the tax on heating oil - drastically: Instead of EUR 0.90 to 1.05, consumers now have to pay around EUR 1.30 to 1.40 per litre. Heating one’s home has become a challenge for many people, who switch to wood as an alternative fuel. The only good...

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  • Cuba: 15 Years GERA Solar Thermal R&D and Testing

    The Cuban Applied Renewable Energy Group, GERA, can look back at 15 years of successful research and development projects. Together with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Orient University of Santiago de Cuba, GERA has formed a team of specialists from several disciplines,...

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  • Serbia: Technology Transfer to Make Sun Rise in Western Balkans

    If there is a region in Europe across which conditions for solar thermal use are favourable but the power of the sun has not been much utilised, it´s surely South-East Europe. The insolation from Croatia in the west to Bulgaria in the east, from Romania in the north to Albania in the...

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  • Lebanon: Successful Installation of Testing Equipment

    The new test facility for solar thermal collectors at the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) in Beirut, Lebanon, is now in its warm-up phase: At present, the technical team is preparing the collector testing for the upcoming...

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  • Solar Industrial Process Heat (2011)

    This 2011 presentation gives an overview of the industrial process heat market, and outlines the barriers and obstacles to further growth. Although low- and high-temperature solar thermal applications have now long been developed, the presentation notes that medium-...

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  • Market Statistics: Three Studies Analyse Solar Thermal Market Development

    There are signs that the strong decline of the European solar thermal market reported over the last two years came to a halt in 2011 – at least according to three market reports published in June 2012. On 11 June, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) presented its...

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  • EN ISO 9806: Upcoming Global Collector Standard

    In February, Ulrich Fritzsche took the collector manufacturers that were gathered at the SMEThermal 2012 conference on a special tour around the globe. His presentation in Berlin, Germany, listed the collector standards and quality guidelines across the world’s key solar thermal markets:...

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  • Market Study - EU HighCombi project (2011)

    This document provides information on the EU project HighCombi. It includes a market study of the project's six target countries, and outlines the solar thermal state of the art in each.

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  • CSP Feed-in Tariffs Guide (2011)

    Written to support CSP Today’s 2011 concentrated solar power (CSP) event in Seville, this report provides an overview of the regulatory incentives schemes that exist to support the concentrated solar thermal industry around the world. It summarises the incentives and targets for CSP in nine...

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  • Widening the Thermal Solar Energy Exploitation by the Successful Models (2011)

    Running until 2012, “Widening the Thermal Solar Energy Exploitation by the Successful Models" (WidetheSee) is a project developed by 11 South-Eastern European countries and co-financed by the EU. It aims at promoting the usage of solar thermal technologies for domestic hot water appliances in...

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