Great Britain

  • Great Britain: Contradictory Results from two Market Surveys

    Great Britain: Contradictory Results from two Market Surveys

    A recent survey of UK Solar Trade Association (STA) members has concluded that solar thermal business has dropped dramatically over the last 3 months. Since the arrival of the new UK Coalition Government, the survey found that almost 50% of solar thermal installers are reporting a 75% or...

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  • Great Britain: Waterless Radiators work well with optimised Vacuum Tubes

    Great Britain: Waterless Radiators work well with optimised Vacuum Tubes

    This house in the town of Wimborne Minster in South West England is heated by a glycol-free solar thermal installation. The new system is designed to channel solar-heated water directly to specially designed waterless radiators, bypassing the thermal storage tank.
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  • Great Britain: Big Run on Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Building Programme

    Great Britain: Big Run on Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Building Programme

    Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in Great Britain focuses on larger solar thermal systems. Since July 2009, this has meant an approval of 250 applications for them. It, however, has not been clear yet how many of these systems will actually be realized.
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  • Great Britain: Drafting of NREAP without consulting the Public or Stakeholders

    Great Britain: Drafting of NREAP without consulting the Public or Stakeholders

    Great Britain is a country with a fair number of governmental initiatives intended to save carbon emissions. Two major documents are the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan and the Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) published in July 2009, which cover all industries and renewable technologies. There is...

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