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  • India: National Subsidy Scheme Phase II

    In June 2014, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) launched new guidelines for solar hot water systems in the residential, commercial and industrial sector under the National Solar Mission Phase 2 (see the attached document). The subsidy rates of 30 % of the benchmark costs remain the...
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  • Germany: SunOyster’s New Approach to Combine PV and Solar Heat

    Germany: SunOyster’s New Approach to Combine PV and Solar Heat

    SunOyster Systems (SOS) based in Halstenbek, a town near Hamburg, Germany, has developed a new technology for the combined generation of solar heat and electricity (PVT). The first six SunOyster units are currently on their way to the Chinese town of Shuouzhou, 400 km west of...
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  • REN 21: Solar Thermal Contributes Significantly to Hot Water Production

    REN 21: Solar Thermal Contributes Significantly to Hot Water Production

    According to REN21’s Renewables 2014 Global Status Report, which was published at the UN-hosted Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York at the beginning of June, solar thermal technologies contribute significantly to hot water production in many countries and increasingly to...
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  • India: Sales Volume in 2013/2014 Far Below Expectations

    India: Sales Volume in 2013/2014 Far Below Expectations

    The collector area sold in India during financial year April 2013 to March 2014 was obviously far below expectations: The relevant 65 channel partners achieved sales of 0.85 million m² collector area in these 12 months, almost half of what the companies had planned and reported to...
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  • India: First Stakeholder Workshop for Solar Thermal Roadmap

    India: First Stakeholder Workshop for Solar Thermal Roadmap

    Whereas India shows enormous demand for thermal energy in the industry and for cooking, solar thermal has so far only covered 0.2 % of the total heating and cooling need. Therefore it is urgent to scale up the use of decentralised solar thermal technologies. Supported by the Shakti...
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  • India: National Housing Bank Grants Subsidised Loans

    India: National Housing Bank Grants Subsidised Loans

    On 31 March 2014, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the National Housing Bank (NHB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide subsidies for private households when they purchase solar water heating and solar lighting equipment. The beneficiaries can only...
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  • Germany: World Map of Solar Process Heat Collector Industry 2014

    Germany: World Map of Solar Process Heat Collector Industry 2014

    There is enormous demand for industrial heat in the temperature range between 100 and 250 °C all around the world, and solar thermal technologies are said to play an important role in covering this demand over the next decades. A joint project by magazine Sun & Wind Energy and German...
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  • India: ESCO Concept for Wheel Producer

    India: ESCO Concept for Wheel Producer

    Wheels India, one of the world’s largest wheel manufacturers for commercial vehicles, is profiting from one of the few ESCO projects in India. The Energy Service Company (ESCO) Aspiration Energy has been delivering heat from a 1,365 m² vacuum collector field for almost two years now. The...
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  • Renewable Energy India 2014, Greater Noida

    The Renewable Energy India 2014 will be held from 3 to 5 September 2014 in Greater Noida, New Delhi, India. The Conference and expo cover the topics PV, Solar Heating, Cooling and Drying, Wind Energy, Biomass, Hydro Energy, Geothermal and Energy Efficiency. The upcoming 8th edition is expected...
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