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  • India: “The industry is one of the biggest energy consumers in the country”

    India: “The industry is one of the biggest energy consumers in the country”

    Indian company Clique Solar was among the award winners at this year’s Intersolar India in November 2012. For the first time, the international fair presented its Intersolar Award in the category of Solar Projects. The three awards went to outstanding projects in the categories of...

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  • India: MNRE Releases Guidelines for High-Rise Buildings

    India: MNRE Releases Guidelines for High-Rise Buildings

    With a growing demand for all urban structures to fulfil solar bye-laws on hot water supply, the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released guidelines on how to install solar water heating systems in high-rise and multi-storey buildings.These guidelines include...

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  • India: Flat Plate vs Vacuum Tube Technology

    India: Flat Plate vs Vacuum Tube Technology

    Until now, the Indian solar thermal market has been dominated by flat plate collectors (FPCs). FPCs have several advantages, with the main being robust and long-lasting. In a price-sensitive market such as the Indian one, however, vacuum tube collectors (VTCs) have gained a foothold over...

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  • MNRE Congrats for Winners of UNDP GSWH Project

    MNRE Congrats for Winners of UNDP GSWH Project

    India has been one of the great beneficiaries of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project). The initiative, which was financed and implemented by the UN organisations UNDP/UNEP and GEF, has sought to speed up the growth...

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  • India: “Solar thermal is a government priority”

    India: “Solar thermal is a government priority”

    India is one of the most dynamic solar thermal markets worldwide. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, about the fast-growing market in general and the difficulties with the market...

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  • Europe/Asia: Solar Cooling Gains Traction

    Europe/Asia: Solar Cooling Gains Traction

    Large Japanese and Chinese companies have recently taken a greater interest in solar cooling. The photo shows an installation by Chinese company Jiangsu Huineng New Energy Technology (Huin), which started supplying solar cooling systems this year. New system kits help drive down costs,...

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  • India: New Solar Water Heater Property Tax Discussed in Mumbai

    India: New Solar Water Heater Property Tax Discussed in Mumbai

    A new regulation in the Indian city of Mumbai may soon tax solar water heaters on roofs as part of the property tax. The Bruhanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the civic body which governs the city of Mumbai, has recently amended its Development Control Rules (DCRs). According to the new...

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  • Solar Process Heat: “Higher Yield than in Domestic Applications”

    Solar Process Heat: “Higher Yield than in Domestic Applications”

    Solar heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) has a large potential and is an important, upcoming market for solar thermal – this was the conclusion which Christoph Lauterbach, Research Associate at the German University of Kassel, drew in his presentation at the Intersolar Europe...

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