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  • Flat plate collector sales in China reach a record 6 million m2 in 2017

    2017 saw again an increase in flat plate collector area in China. Newly installed flat plate collector area rose by 13 %, whereas vacuum tube collector area declined by 9 % (see the table at the end of this article). Estimates by CSTIF, the Chinese...
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    Indian manufacturers face strong competition from Chinese imports

    Vacuum tube-based solar water heaters imported from China are posing a serious threat to the viability of domestic manufacturing in India. This was the key message from the STFI, the Solar Thermal Federation of India, at a mid-January consultation meeting of the Parliamentary Standing...
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  • CSTIF conference 2017

    CSTIF embarks on a journey of innovation and quality

    CSTIF invited its members to the annual assembly, held in early December in Jinan, Shandong Province, to discuss the state of the market in China. Titled Innovation and quality: Embark on a journey into a new era, this event with around 400 members of the Chinese...
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  • Global certification saves money and time

    To enter new markets, solar thermal collector manufacturers need to have their products tested and certified as meeting local standards. Thanks to GSCN, the Global Solar Certification Network, they can complete several certification processes with only one test cycle. “A collector...
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  • Asia-Pacific Water Heating Exhibition (AWHE), Guangzhou

    Asia-Pacific Water Heating Exhibition (AWHE) formerly known as Water Heating Guangzhou, was established in 2006. AWHE 2018 will be held at Guangzhou Pazhou China Import and Export Fair Complex from 18 to 20 August 2018. 
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    SHC 2017 / He Tao: Improving the Quality in China´s Solar Thermal Market

    With more than 400 million square meters of solar collector area, China is the largest market for solar water heaters in the world. Since the 1980ies, the country is working on setting up quality standards and testing labs. Today, 80 percent of the domestically produced solar thermal systems...

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    SHC 2017: Largest experts’ meeting on integrated solar heating and cooling

    500 experts from more than 50 countries attended the 5th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 30 October to 2 November 2017. It was the first time that this biennial conference by the IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme had been organised...
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    China: Sunrain Finalises Strategic Cooperation Agreements

    The Chinese Sunrain group, the world’s biggest collector manufacturer, is broadening its product portfolio to include large-scale solar thermal plants. Sunrain had already made the first step towards globalising its strategic partnerships by establishing a...
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    Global Status Report 2017: Key SHC Data on Markets and Policy

    REN21’s Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR) shows how the 20 largest solar thermal markets in the world developed in 2016 (see the chart on the left). Significant growth was reported from Denmark (84 %), Mexico and India (6 % each). Except for the Danish market, last year was a...
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  • Asia-Pacific Water Heating Exhibition (AWHE) 2017

    Asia-Pacific Water Heating Exhibition (AWHE) formerly known as Water Heating Guangzhou, was established in 2006. AWHE 2017 will be held at Guangzhou Pazhou China Import and Export Fair Complex from 16 to 18 August 2017. Spanning over an exhibition floor of 5,000 m², AWHE 2016 attracted...

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