France

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Denmark: Exporting the Solar District Heating Success Story

    Denmark: Exporting the Solar District Heating Success Story

    On 28 September 2012, solar heating experts, planners, and potential customers met in Breadstrup, Denmark, for a workshop on solar district heating and a tour around the Braedstrup district heating plant (see photo). The conference with the title “Become Part of a Danish Success...

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  • USA: Watts to Introduce Solar Station for Collector Fields of up to 400 m²

    USA: Watts to Introduce Solar Station for Collector Fields of up to 400 m²

    US-American manufacturer Watts, a Watts Water Technologies Company, is planning to extend its solar product range. Among other things, the company is going to offer a new solar pumping station for larger commercial systems. The FlowBox Solar for collector fields of up to 100 m² (FBS...

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  • Global Roadmap: IEA Calls on Stakeholders to Realise Vision

    Global Roadmap: IEA Calls on Stakeholders to Realise Vision

    The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Technology Roadmap Solar Heating and Cooling sees a huge untapped potential when it comes to replacing fossil fuels and electricity. The Roadmap targets a 20% share in low-temperature industrial heat (3,200 GWth) and 16 % in...

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  • Centre d'Essai Solaire de Perpignan (2008)

    This presentation outlines the mandate and workplan of the Centre d’Essai Solaire de Perpignan (CESP), an accredited testing laboratory where solar thermal components and materials are tested according to EN 12975 to attain the prerequisite for European solar thermal...

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  • Brazil: Bosch Buys Collector and Tank Manufacturer Heliotek

    Brazil: Bosch Buys Collector and Tank Manufacturer Heliotek

    The Thermotechnology Division of Bosch will be the first international manufacturer with a manufacturing unit for collectors and tanks in Brazil. Through its division Bosch Thermotechnology, the company is planning the acquisition of Heliotek Máquinas e Equipamentos Ltda, a...

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  • Solarthermalworld.org Quiz: All-rounder Win Prizes

    Solarthermalworld.org Quiz: All-rounder Win Prizes

    Solar thermal professionals from all around the world took part in the third round of the solarthermalworld.org quiz at the Intersolar Europe in Munich. The three winners, who were announced at the third day of the fair, came from three different countries as well. Daniel Mugnier (center),...

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