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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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  • India: College Hostel Enjoys Very Competitive Solar Heat Prices

    India: College Hostel Enjoys Very Competitive Solar Heat Prices

    Cost-competitive heat prices can be a convincing argument for solar thermal in India. That shows the case study of a solar hot water system for the college hostel of the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) in the city of Hyderabad in the south of India. The calculations by...
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  • Austria/Europe: General Solar Systems and Sonnenkraft Management Buyout

    Austria/Europe: General Solar Systems and Sonnenkraft Management Buyout

    Since 1 January 2014, General Solar Systems (GSS), one of the biggest solar thermal system suppliers in Europe, has had a new owner: Together with Austrian investors, former GSS Financial Director Primus Spitzer took over the company from Danish Solarcap, a subsidiary of VKR Holding. The...
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  • India: SoPro to Create Database of 20 Solar Process Heat Case Studies

    India: SoPro to Create Database of 20 Solar Process Heat Case Studies

    The German Agency for International Cooperation, GIZ, will be working together with the German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Fraunhofer ISE, and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on analysing and optimising existing solar process heat installations in India...
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  • India: Bus Tickets Generate Publicity for Solar Water Heaters

    India: Bus Tickets Generate Publicity for Solar Water Heaters

    A bit more than two years ago, Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL), the state agency of Rajasthan, a state in western India, launched a massive publicity campaign in order to increase awareness of solar energy systems. The Publications Relations Office of the RRECL has...
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