France

  • France: Restructuring SAED

    SAED or Sophia Antipolis Energie Developpement, which is a start-up located in the south of France, produces a heat pipe protected by two patents. The company developed a...

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  • France: One Voice for Renewable Heat

    In France, players of solar thermal, geothermal, heat pumps and biomass founded the Alliance Chaleur Renouvelable (translated as Renewable Heat Alliance) in February 2013. "This network speaks with one voice when it comes to the demands and suggestions from the renewable heat...

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  • France: Third Player to Launch PVT Panel on Market

    In February 2013, French manufacturer Dualsun launched its hybrid solar panel, also called PVT, a technology which produces electricity and heat simultaneously. Dualsun has been the third French company after solar specialists Sillia and ABCD International to introduce this new...

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  • France: High Solar Thermal Standing, But Shrinking Market

    French people like solar thermal, but their wish to install a system seems to hardly come true. According to a recent survey among 1,008 persons, which was conducted by French survey company Ifop in January 2013, 5% claim to own a solar water heater and 4% a combined system for hot water...

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  • ecobat 2013, Paris

    The 10th Edition of Ecobat – the event for construction and sustainable city - will take place from 20 to 22 March 2013 at Porte de Versailles, Paris, France.

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  • France: Influence of New Building Standards in 2013

    The solar thermal industry in France looks with mixed feelings to next year. Certain system suppliers are convinced that the French building regulation RT2012 will push solar water heaters in the residential segment in 2013. In contrast, others are afraid that hot water heat pumps will...

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  • France: Solar District Heating with Energy Costs around 0.06 EUR/kWh

    A new business and housing area in suburban Toulouse in southern France, called Balma-Gramont “eco-district”, will be connected to the country´s first solar-supported district heating network. Special vacuum tube collectors made in France and installed over a parking...

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  • France: Uniclima Study Predicts Stagnating Market in 2012

    Uniclima, the French union for the heating, cooling and ventilation industry, presented its latest take on the French solar thermal market in 2012 at a press conference in Paris on 18 October. Compared to the previous year, the market remained, all in all, stable by the end of August...

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  • DERBI 2012, Perpignan

    The DERBI Competitiveness Cluster – Development of Renewable Energies in Building and Industry – is organising the sixth edition of the DERBI International Conference in Perpignan 15 to 17 October 2012. Since 2006, the DERBI International Conference has established a large audience:...

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  • France: 20 Years Solar Cooling Kept Promises

    It was the first in France in the private food sector and one of the first in Europe – the solar cooling system in the cellar of the GICB winery (Groupement Interproducteurs du Cru de Banyuls) in the south of France. In 1991, successful experiences with solar cooling could rarely...

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