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  • Solar Action Plans in POLIS Cities (2010)

    This document is one of the deliverables of the EU-funded project POLIS - identification and mobilization of solar potentials via local strategies (2009-2012). The project aims at boosting the development of solar energy with regards to urban planning and decision making in six European...

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  • Sonnenkraft: “We Have a Responsibility to Innovate and Develop Solar Energy”

    Sonnenkraft: “We Have a Responsibility to Innovate and Develop Solar Energy”

    With the expansion to the United Kingdom and Switzerland, Sonnenkraft’s network of sales offices now spans across nine countries. When adding the company’s partnerships in other markets, the manufacturer is among the solar thermal businesses with the most extensive market coverage across Europe...
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  • Spain: Export Helps Solar Thermal Industry Survive

    Spain: Export Helps Solar Thermal Industry Survive

    One of the biggest Spanish collector manufacturers, Termicol, can still celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. The company has managed to counter the decline in the Spanish market by expanding its business abroad. Today, the export of collectors generates 20 % of the company´...

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  • Europe: Solar Keymark Scheme Rules for concentrating solar collectors

    Europe: Solar Keymark Scheme Rules for concentrating solar collectors

    During the meeting in Paris in October 2011, the Solar Keymark Network has accepted an extension of the Solar Keymark Scheme Rules. In the future, Solar Keymark will be available for both solar water heater stores and concentrating solar collectors. At the same meeting, the Solar Keymark...

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  • Estec 2011: “We need incentive tariffs for solar thermal”

    Estec 2011: “We need incentive tariffs for solar thermal”

    The crisis in the European key countries was present during the entire 5th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (ESTEC) in Marseilles on 20 and 21 October 2011. Around 300 speakers and participants tried to deliver new ideas and concepts to get the industry back on track. At the second...

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  • Winners of the Solarthermalworld.org Quiz 2011

    Winners of the Solarthermalworld.org Quiz 2011

    Second round of the solarthermalworld.org quiz: The winners of 2011 were announced at the end of the ESTEC 2011 conference in Marseilles, France, on 21 October. The photo shows the three participants who were able to answer the ten questions in the shortest time (from left): Jan Knaack (...

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  • Trainenergy Project. Module 9. Renewable Energy Systems (2011)

    The Trainenergy project ran from September 2009 to September 2011, with the objective to produce a training programme about the EU Energy Performance of Building and the Energy End-Use Efficiency and Energy Services Directives for tradesmen in the construction industry. The project was run in...

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  • Poland: Sunex to go public by September

    Poland: Sunex to go public by September

    Becoming a publicly traded company by September: the first step of Sunex' strategy to enter new markets and invest in a factory outside the country. The solar collector manufacturer will be listed on New Connect, the Warsaw stock market for small enterprises. In August, Sunex already sold...

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  • Renewable Energy in Europe. Markets, Trends and Technologies (2010)

    This second edition of the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) study presents the latest political, technological, financial and economic information on renewable energy technologies in the fields of heating and cooling, electricity and biofuels in order to reach the binding 2020 target...

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