China

  • Yazaki

    China: “There is strong competition between PV and solar thermal cooling”

    Two larger solar thermal cooling installations were put into operation in China in 2016. One of them was a 23-kW Yazaki absorption system (left photo) and one a new developed 50-kW variable-effect absorption chiller driven by a Fresnel collector (right). Solarthermalworld.org spoke...
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  • District Heating Potential

    IRENA: Renewable District Heating and Cooling Roadmap to 2030

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published an industry roadmap for Renewable Energy in District Heating and Cooling (DHC) as part of its REmap 2030 project. This study analysed the current state of the DHC market in eleven countries – with a focus on district...
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  • CSTIF

    China: Solar Process Heat and Space Heating and Cooling Rack Up Market Shares

    China’s shift away from residential towards commercial solar thermal applications continues: The collector area of newly installed solar water heaters in single-family buildings declined by 26 % in 2016, whereas the ‘engineering segment’ remained stable last year (see the table below). This...
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  • IEA SHC Task 53

    IEA SHC Task 53: Innovative Solar Cooling Systems

    The biggest challenge for a small market like the solar cooling one – which has still a long way to go – is how to reduce system costs. One way to achieve this objective besides increasing market volume is standardisation. Companies from around the globe have responded to the challenge by...
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  • CSTIF

    China: Much Work Needed to Meet 2020 Square-Metre Target of 0.8 Billion

    Two large industry events in China over the last months have shown that there is great demand for discussion regarding the transformation of the domestic solar heating and cooling market. The Green Business Forum attracted around 1,000 solar thermal stakeholders to Dezhou in Shandong...
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  • Silkeborg

    Denmark: New Solar District Heating World Record

    The Danish town of Silkeborg now holds the record for having the world’s largest solar heating system. The SDH plant of 156,694 m² (110 MWth) came online as scheduled in December 2016 after only seven months of construction. Municipal utility Silkeborg Forsyning intends...
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  • Collector Ranking 2015

    Worldwide: Flat Plate Collector Manufacturer Ranking

    The ranking of the largest flat plate collector manufacturers is headed by the same four companies as last year: Greenonetec from Austria, Fivestar from China, Soletrol from Brazil and Bosch Thermotechnik from Germany. But aside from the continuity at the top, last year shows what different...
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    Eurosun 2016 / Adel El Gammal: International changes for the PV industry

    Whilst in Europe PV is facing some challanges, the markets in China, US and Japan are growing. Adel El Gammal of the Becquerel Institute explains why. This video was filmed during the Eurosun 2016 in Palma (Mallorca) in October 2016.Interview: Bärbel EppCamera & Cut: Eva AugstenMusic:...
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