France

  • 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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  • 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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  • Eurexpo 2011, Lyon

    Eurexpo 2011 will take place from 15 to 18 February 2011 in Lyon. The conference and exhibition "Salon des energies renouvelables" is widely recognised as one of France’s most important renewable energy events, attracting a high number of professionals, leading experts. The conference...
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  • 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”

    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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  • ESTIF: Call for Paper for estec 2011

    The 5th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (estec) will take place in Marseilles, France, on 20 and 21 October 2011. The international event is organised by both the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and the French solar energy association Enerplan and, supported by...

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  • Norway: Building Cooperative OBOS invests into Collector Manufacturer Aventa

    OBOS, the largest Nordic building cooperative, has become a major shareholder of Norwegian solar company Aventa AS. The latter is specialized in the production of solar thermal collectors made entirely of high-performance polymers. The photo shows Aventa collectors mounted on the south-...

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  • Solar Cooling: 20 Questions assess Project Success Rate

    Can a solar cooling system be integrated in my building or my industrial processes? Answering this question with a simple Yes or No is not as easy as it seems. If a solar cooling system turns out to be a feasible investment largely depends on the parameters of the existing heating and...

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  • Tunisia: First Steps towards introducing Qualisol and Solar Keymark

    Quality label for installers: By adapting French installer certification Qualisol, Tunisia's market development project Prosol has already entered “the 3rd Dimension” of quality control since its launch in 2005. Training is provided by the National Chamber of Renewable Energies (CNSEnR)...

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  • France: More than 9,000 Quality Checks of Solar Thermal Systems

    The quality of solar water heaters is improving steadily. Evidence of this trend can be found in the results of the 8,000 Qualisol audits, which have been carried out since 2007. Within four years, the share of “excellent” installations more than doubled, from 20 to 55.5 %. The share of “...

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  • Renewables for Heating and Cooling (2007)

    This document, prepared by the International Energy Agency, comes as a follow-up of the 2006 seminar “Renewable heating and cooling – from RD&D to deployment technology and policy” aimed at exploring guidelines and policy initiatives to boost technology development and market deployment for...
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