• Use of Renewable Energy in Buildings: Experiences with Solar Thermal Utilization (2006)

    This 2006 paper gives an overview of the possibilities of solar thermal applications in buildings in China. The paper looks into the current state of solar thermal applications: solar water collectors, floor radiation heating and air conditioning systems. It also touches upon the design...

  • First National Rebate Programme in China

    First National Rebate Programme in China

    The first national incentive programme for installing solar water heaters in China's rural areas has just been introduced. In April, solar thermal system suppliers could bid to become part of the national subsidy programme. The central government will then cover 13% of the investment costs of...

  • Laser-welded Flat Plate Collectors from China

    Laser-welded Flat Plate Collectors from China

    Chinese collector manufacturers have recently discovered the advantages of laser welding for the production of absorber sheets. Several flat plate collector manufacturers are now working on this technology. Hailin Solar is the first to offer laser-welded collectors.

  • International Solar Energy Utilisation Exhibition, Jinan

    Solar thermal and photovoltaic technology will be showcased at the International Solar Energy Utilisation Exhibition in Jinan, in the Province of Shandong, in April (22nd to 24th). The fair takes place for the second time. It is organized by the CREIA and supported by the Shandong Provincial...
  • Second Solar Energy Festival, Changzhou

    The only Chinese fair and conference specifically targeted at the interests of the solar thermal market takes place in Changzhou, a city in the Jiangsu province, in September. The second Solar Energy Festival is organized for the third time by the Chinese Renewable Energy Society (CRES) and the...
  • Fair Season in China: Three Major Trends

    Fair Season in China: Three Major Trends

    Different vacuum tube technologies in comparison: The full-glass vacuum tube can easily be recognised by the extended and closed top.
    Photo: Sven Tetzlaff

  • Sunrain defies crisis

    Sunrain defies crisis

    Increasing production: In 2008, the Chinese vacuum tube collector manufacturer Sunrain planned to produce 2.44 million m2 of collector area – 74 % more than in the previous year. Photo: Sven Tetzlaff



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