France

  • Dualsun

    French PVT market is picking up

    The IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme will create its own international research platform on PVT systems in January 2018. Researchers and industry representatives from 13 countries so far will then start evaluating new PVT systems for HVAC solutions. This IEA SHC task, which is...
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  • ADEME

    Project partners guarantee SDH yield

    15 December saw the inauguration of the first installation supported by the subsidy scheme for large-scale solar thermal projects in France. The 2,340 m² collector field by German manufacturer KBB Kollektorbau has since been feeding into a biomass district heating network of Châteaubriant,...
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  • Grants for large-scale commercial solar plants

    In 2015 the national energy agency Ademe in France started a large-scale solar thermal support scheme with two submission deadlines annually. There are two new submission deadlines planned for March and November 2018. Between 2015 and 2017 a total of 14 applications were submitted and six of them...
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    SHC 2017 / Daniel Mugnier: Solar Cooling in the MENA region

    In the gulf region, most of the electricity is consumed for cooling. Air conditioning driven by PV or solar thermal collectors could save the energy demand, leaving more fuel for export. Daniel Mugnier says, the Solar Heating and Cooling Conference 2017 in Abu Dhabi might be the beginning of a...

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  • CNRS

    Concentrating Solar Thermal for High-Temperature Solar Process Heat

    Even energy-intensive, high-temperature industrial processes can be supplied by solar thermal systems if concentrating solar technologies are used. The EU-supported Solpart project, coordinated by the French-based CNRS public research organisation, is investigating the deployment of high-...
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  • French Independent Heat Supplier: “Optimise and de-risk all contracts”

    French Independent Heat Supplier: “Optimise and de-risk all contracts”

    French-based NewHeat is a rapidly growing start-up. About two years after it was founded in December 2015, management has raised almost EUR 1.8 million from private investors to finance the first solar heat delivery projects and strengthen its global sales force. NewHeat, headquartered in...
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  • Case Study Map

    IEA-RETD: Lessons Learned from 21 Renewable Projects in Industry

    Three years after the International Renewable Energy Agency underlined in its June 2014 Renewable Energy in Manufacturing study the great potential for using renewables in industry, the International Energy Agency has published a comprehensive report on the same topic. It is titled...
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  • Task 51 Map

    IEA Task 51: Challenges in Urban Planner Education

    Cities and large municipalities all around the world have taken the lead in sustainability, and urban planners find themselves in the important position of having to devise solutions for integrating renewable and energy efficiency measures at local level. Each city has its own unique set of...
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  • GSR 2017 SHC Chapter

    Global Status Report 2017: Key SHC Data on Markets and Policy

    REN21’s Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR) shows how the 20 largest solar thermal markets in the world developed in 2016 (see the chart on the left). Significant growth was reported from Denmark (84 %), Mexico and India (6 % each). Except for the Danish market, last year was a...
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  • PVT Caotec

    Switzerland: Rising Interest in PVT Technologies

    The Swiss-based SPF - Institute of Solar Technology has recently published a report on behalf of EnergieSchweiz, a programme by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, about the market situation of PV-thermal technologies (PVT) in Switzerland and across all of Europe (see attached document in...
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  • IEA SHC: New Task to Push Emerging PVT Industry

    IEA SHC: New Task to Push Emerging PVT Industry

    Inventors and start-ups have been trying to combine photovoltaic and solar thermal collectors into one product for many years. Finally, a new industry seems to be emerging. The IEA SHC task Application of PVT collectors and new solutions with PVT systems, which is currently being...
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