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  • Design and Recommendations for Decentralized Solar District Heating Systems in France (2013)

    During the 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Stimulation Association, held in Chambéry in August 2013, a case study on the design for decentralized solar district systems in France was presented by Philippe Papillon and Cédric Paulus of CEA LITENS INES....

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  • New Report on Heat Rejection Systems for Solar Cooling (2015)

    This report presents an overview of existing and novel concepts for heat rejection devices in solar cooling systems and recommends which heat rejection measures should be used under different boundary conditions (climate, system concept, etc.). Several components include a performance...

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  • France: Mixed Feelings about 2015 Industry Development

    France: Mixed Feelings about 2015 Industry Development

    The solar thermal industry in France is going through difficult times: In 2014, market volume decreased again, this time by around 15 %, and business satisfaction among solar thermal system suppliers has been low. Both results are outcomes of the second one-day workshop held in Aix-les-...
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  • Brazil: Chinese Technology Dominates Imports

    Brazil: Chinese Technology Dominates Imports

    Brazil´s solar thermal market grew by 20 % in 2012 and 2013, and therefore has been attracting an increasing number of international suppliers. Imports, mainly from China, have tripled since 2009. According to online portal AliceWeb, which includes the official foreign trade...
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  • 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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