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  • Overview of Solar Thermal Process Heat & Cooling in India (2012)

    This presentation was given by Dr. A.K. Singhal of the Indian Ministry of New & Renewable Energy at the 3rd Indo-German Energy Symposium in Delhi in May 2012.  The speaker provides a detailed overview of the various solar thermal technologies already available or still under...

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  • India: Chinese Manufacturers Dominate Solar Business at REI Expo 2014

    India: Chinese Manufacturers Dominate Solar Business at REI Expo 2014

    Solar energy played a very prominent role during the 8th edition of the Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo 2014, which took place in the National Capital Region at the beginning of September: Close to 60 % of the nearly 375 booths presented solar PV and solar thermal technology...
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  • India: Solar Energy Equipment Exempt from Central Excise and Customs Duty

    India: Solar Energy Equipment Exempt from Central Excise and Customs Duty

    Machinery equipment which is imported to India and used to manufacture solar thermal components has been exempt from customs duty since July 2014. The products’ exempt status was announced by the new Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, on 11 July 2014 during his presentation on the annual Union...
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  • Solar-driven Water Treatment Experiences in India (2014)

    This presentation on solar-driven water treatment was given by SolarSpring’s Dip.-Ing. Lorenz Bauer at Intersolar Europe in June 2014.  After a short introduction on SolarSprings’ products and activities, the speaker presented 4 different solar water treatment projects that were conducted...

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  • India: Government Stops Federal Subsidy Scheme

    India: Government Stops Federal Subsidy Scheme

    “Channel partners are free to sell on their own without subsidy from Government of India,” the office memorandum by the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy stated on 12 August 2014. This is an important victory for India’s solar water heater manufacturers, which pre-financed around...
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  • Indian Renewable Energy Summit 2014, Gandhinagar

    Green Global Source is organising the Indian Renewable Energy Summit 2014 in partnership with the Government of Gujarat from 9 to 10 October 2014 at the Mahatma Mandir Convention Centre, Gandhinagar Gujarat, India. The Summit in 2014 will feature a Conference and Exhibition, allowing companies...

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  • India: Five-Year Operational Warranty Protects Ladakh Region Clients

    India: Five-Year Operational Warranty Protects Ladakh Region Clients

    Ladakh - the land of high passes - is a high-mountain area in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Devoid of fossil fuels, the region receives its fuel wood and timber from Kashmir, while diesel and kerosene come from other parts of India at triple cost. But with 2,190 to 2550...
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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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