France

  • 3rd International Solar District Heating Conference, Toulouse

    The 3rd International SDH Conference will take place on 17 and 18 June 2015 in Toulouse, France. This 2015 edition will focus on sharing international experiences on the realization and operation of solar district heating projects, so that newcomers in the field can benefit from international...
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  • France: Third Solar District Heating Conference Call for Paper

    France: Third Solar District Heating Conference Call for Paper

    After Denmark and Germany, it will now be France’s turn to host the Solar District Heating Conference. Researchers, as well as representatives from municipality utilities and solar thermal system suppliers will meet in Toulouse on 17 and 18 June 2015 to discuss international case...
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  • Solar Thermal Systems in Industry (2014)

    This presentation was given by Stéphane Joblot of E-Sol, a company specialized in renewable energy studies, during a workshop organized in the framework of the Energievie.info programme of the Alsace region, with the support of  ADEME, the French Environment Agency.  After...

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  • Pioneering Municipality Wins 2014 SHC Solar Award (2014)

    The 2014 SHC Solar Award was presented to the French city Montmélian la Solaire. The Mayor, Mrs. Béatrice Santais, received the award on behalf of city at the IEA SHC’s International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for...

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  • Europe: Online Database on Large-Scale Solar Heating Plants

    Europe: Online Database on Large-Scale Solar Heating Plants

    The database on Europe’s largest solar heating plants, which can be found on the EU project SDHplus website, dates back to 1997. In the meantime, it has grown to 131 solar heating plants totalling a collector area of 586,000 m² (410 MWth). The first plants included...
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  • France: Promising Monitoring Results of Solar-Cooling Hybrid Strategy

    France: Promising Monitoring Results of Solar-Cooling Hybrid Strategy

    During the Task 48 meeting in Garching, Germany, at the end of September 2014, Daniel Mugnier, Head of Task 48 of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling programme, presented the monitoring results of a promising demonstration project which integrates solar cooling technology into an existing...
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  • Solar Thermal and Concentrated Solar Power Barometer (2014)

    This report published by the French organization EurObserv’ER provides an overview of the Solar Thermal and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets in Europe in 2013.  The first section of the report is dedicated to CSP. After analyzing the global and European markets, the barometer...

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  • Ecobat 2015, Paris

    The 12th Edition of Ecobat – the event for construction and sustainable city - will take place from 18 to 20 March 2015 at Porte de Versailles, Paris, France.  
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  • Renewable Energies for Remote Areas and Islands (2012)

    The Renewable Energy Technology Deployment, a sub-group of the International Energy Agency with the mandate to accelerate the market introduction and deployment of renewable energy technologies, issued in 2012 a report on the possibility of deploying renewable energy technologies into remote...

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  • Netherlands: Energy Demand Reduced to 25 kWh/m²a in Just One Day

    Netherlands: Energy Demand Reduced to 25 kWh/m²a in Just One Day

    In recent years, Roosendaal’s De Kroeven, the Dutch city’s district of terraced houses built in the 1960s (left photo), has radically changed not only its stone face but also its energy performance (right). Netherland’s largest passive-house retrofit project equipped...
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  • German Centrotec Sustainable: “Increasing international business“

    German Centrotec Sustainable: “Increasing international business“

    “The change at the top of Centrotec made the first quarter of 2014 an unusually turbulent one.” These were the words with which Guido A Krass (left), founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of German Centrotec Sustainable, started the annual shareholders´ meeting...
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  • IEA Study: “Renewable energy for heat deserves greater attention”

    IEA Study: “Renewable energy for heat deserves greater attention”

    In April, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published the paper “Heating Without Global Warming. Market Development and Policy Considerations for Renewable Heat”. The 92-page study looks at today’s renewable energy use for heat and at its future prospects and development needs (see...

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