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  • Poland: various commercial Grant Programmes

    Poland: various commercial Grant Programmes

    By the end of 2010, the total surface area of solar collectors in Poland reached 655,000 m2. Newly installed collector area amounted to 146,000 m2, roughly 2,000 m2 more than in 2009. Over the next years, the number of new solar thermal installations is...

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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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  • Intersolar Speakers present latest figures of key Solar Thermal Markets

    Intersolar Speakers present latest figures of key Solar Thermal Markets

    Several well-known speakers shared their market figures from key solar thermal markets worldwide with the audience of the Global Solar Thermal Markets session at the Intersolar Conference at the beginning of June. Whereas India and Brazil maintain high growth rates, the European solar...

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  • Combisol Project: „Solar combi systems are gaining market share“

    Combisol Project: „Solar combi systems are gaining market share“

    In December 2010, the Solar Combisystems Promotion and Standardisation (CombiSol) project ended after running for three full years. The aim of the project was to expand the market development of Solar Combi Systems (SCS), which provide both space heating and domestic hot water, and to...

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  • Algeria: Roll-out of the first Phase of Subsidy Programme ALSOL

    Algeria: Roll-out of the first Phase of Subsidy Programme ALSOL

    The Algerian solar water heating programme ALSOL went into its first pilot phase. 400 residential systems with a 200 litre storage tank have been subsidised at around 45 % of the investment costs, capped at Algerian Dinar (DZD) 110,000. The licenses for installing the 400 subsidised...

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  • France: Process Heat Application at Viessmann’s Faulquemont Factory

    France: Process Heat Application at Viessmann’s Faulquemont Factory

    German heating systems manufacturer Viessmann operates a solar process heat system at its factory in Faulquemont, France. 260 m2 of the new heat pipe vacuum tube collector Vitosol 200-T have been installed on the roof and at the facade of the building. The system is used for...

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  • Austria: Solar District Heating Workshop and Plant Visit Tour

    Austria: Solar District Heating Workshop and Plant Visit Tour

    Solar District Heating (SDH) is making its first step into the market. According to the website of IEE project “SDHtake-off - Solar District Heating in Europe”, experts estimate a long-term potential for solar district heat of 5% and an annual solar heat production of roughly 30 TWhth...

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  • USA: Second Workshop for Solar Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

    USA: Second Workshop for Solar Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

    The 2nd Workshop for Solar Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, taking place in Las Vegas on 2 February, will bring together top experts from Europe and North America - among them Christian Holter, SOLID (Austria), Steve Hunter, Vanir Energy (California/US), Daniel Mugnier, TECSOL (France),...

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  • Austria: Number of new Jobs in the Solar Thermal Sector underestimated

    Austria: Number of new Jobs in the Solar Thermal Sector underestimated

    The Austrian government seems to underestimate the number of jobs which the solar thermal sector could create over the next ten years. In the “Masterplan green jobs” published in October 2010, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Environment estimates that around 66,000 new jobs are going...

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  • USA: Slowdown in 2009 while Imports go up

    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

    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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