India

  • 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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  • India: New Solar-Biomass Cold Storage and Power Generation System

    India: New Solar-Biomass Cold Storage and Power Generation System

    One of the leading solar solution providers in India, Thermax, has just implemented a so-called solar-biomass hybrid demonstration project at the Solar Energy Centre in northern India. The cold storage and power generation system is the first of its kind worldwide. It comprises of a 15...

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  • India: SMS Promotion Boosts Helpline Traffic

    India: SMS Promotion Boosts Helpline Traffic

    India has one of the largest mobile phone databases worldwide. This and the high market penetration (84%) prompted the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to initiate a pilot project for an SMS-based (Short Message Service) solar thermal awareness campaign. Between January and...

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  • A Viable CDM Model for Solar Water Heating (2008)

    This report was commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and examines how to establish a viable and profitable Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) model for Solar Water Heating (SWH). The CDM is a UN Climate Change Council initiative whereby emission...

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  • Intersolar Award 2012: Efficiency Wins

    Intersolar Award 2012: Efficiency Wins

    On 13 June, it was time for the fifth Intersolar Award at the Intersolar Europe in Munich. The solar industry’s international prize pays tribute to companies, products and services in the categories of Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Technologies and PV Production Technologies. It was awarded...

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  • India: Two 160 m² Solar Dishes Supply Steam to New Delhi’s Sheraton Hotel

    India: Two 160 m² Solar Dishes Supply Steam to New Delhi’s Sheraton Hotel

    Within 18-month time, the first solar concentrator system with Arun Dishes has been installed successfully on a hotel roof in India. Indian company Clique Solar began to set up the solar steam installation at ITC Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi, in November 2009. The ITC hotel group is a “green...

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  • India: 90 Process Heat Projects with Concentrating Collectors in Five Years

    India: 90 Process Heat Projects with Concentrating Collectors in Five Years

    On 19 May 2012, the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Tarun Kapoor, announced the official launch of the initiative Market Development and Promotion of Solar Concentrator based Process Heat Applications. In cooperation with the United Nations Development...

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  • Solar Water Heating Systems: A Review of Global Experiences (2010)

    Prepared jointly by India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), this report gives an overview of the Solar Water Heating Systems (SWHS) market in India over the last decade, and counterpoints it against broader global...

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  • EN ISO 9806: Upcoming Global Collector Standard

    EN ISO 9806: Upcoming Global Collector Standard

    In February, Ulrich Fritzsche took the collector manufacturers that were gathered at the SMEThermal 2012 conference on a special tour around the globe. His presentation in Berlin, Germany, listed the collector standards and quality guidelines across the world’s key solar thermal markets:...

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