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  • Egypt and India: UNIDO Supports Industrial Solar Heat

    Egypt and India: UNIDO Supports Industrial Solar Heat

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) started two projects in the first quarter of this year with the aim of increasing the deployment of solar process heat: January of 2015 marked the launch of a 5-year programme in cooperation with the Indian Ministry of New...
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  • IEA SHC: Attractive Solar Process Heat Markets

    IEA SHC: Attractive Solar Process Heat Markets

    Which countries are currently attractive markets for solar process heat? Different sources give different answers to this question. The chart above shows the assessment of the solar industry. More than 30 % of the Austrian solar collector manufacturers in the two surveys in 2012 and 2013...
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  • India: Solar Process Heat with less than 18-Month Payback Period

    India: Solar Process Heat with less than 18-Month Payback Period

    “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” is the slogan at Sharman Shawls, one of India’s leading garment industry and export companies. Based in Punjab state in northern India, Sharman Shawls uses diesel to meet the hot water requirements for dyeing, bleaching and washing garments. The...
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  • India: Solar Thermal Gains from Priority Sector Lending

    India: Solar Thermal Gains from Priority Sector Lending

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revised priority sector lending norms, according priority sector lending status to renewable energy. Regulation Priority Sector Lending – Targets and Classifications published on 23 April 2015 mentions renewable energies as one of the...
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  • Estimated Global Solar Thermal Turnover in 2013: around EUR 18 billion

    Estimated Global Solar Thermal Turnover in 2013: around EUR 18 billion

    Solar heating and cooling is not really the most transparent sector regarding market and industry figures. There is no global solar heat industry council and companies around the globe are using quite different technologies and supply chains – which is exactly why all entities and...
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  • India: PRINCE Offers Solar Cooking Workshops for New Entrepreneurs

    India: PRINCE Offers Solar Cooking Workshops for New Entrepreneurs

    Indian organisation Prince – Promoters, Researchers and Innovators in New and Clean Energy – is offering training workshops on residential and institutional solar cooking to new entrepreneurs who manufacture or trade solar cooking systems. PRINCE has already conducted more...
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  • India 2015: Government Doubles Coal Tax, Removes Solar Tube Customs Duty

    India 2015: Government Doubles Coal Tax, Removes Solar Tube Customs Duty

    The international press praised the Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, when he unveiled this year’s Financial Bill, including the 2015/2016 budget, on 28 February. For example, the BBC wrote: “A business-friendly budget aimed at attracting greater investment for the...
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  • RE-Invest Establishes India as New Global Renewable Hub

    RE-Invest Establishes India as New Global Renewable Hub

    RE-Invest 2015, the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo, organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), showcased the Indian government's commitment to the development and uptake of renewable energy in India, in order to meet the national energy...
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