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  • Bulgaria: Prisoners Make Solar Water Heaters in Sofia

    When it comes to renewable energies policy, Bulgaria is certainly not the most progressive country in Europe. So what GE Prisons Production (GE PP) did was an even more notable endeavour: The government-owned company established a so-called Green Plant on the premises of the Sofia Central...
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  • Quality Infrastructure Crucial to Emerging Markets

    In December 2015, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a comprehensive report on how to establish a quality infrastructure (QI) for solar water heaters on small-scale markets (see the attached document). The 76-page study is part of a series on Quality...
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    Yazaki at SHC 2015: Challenges in Solar Thermal Cooling

    What are today´s challenges for solar thermal cooling technology? Find out in this video interview with the team of Yazaki, one of the world´s leading producers of thermal cooling machines. Kazuhide Ishida from the Yazaki R&D Department in Japan, Wei Zheng of Yazaki Market Development in China...
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  • Costa Rica: Rising Energy Prices to Benefit Solar Water Heating

    Costa Ricans currently spend up to 40 % of their electricity bill on hot water supply. With an average annual increase of 5.3 %, the demand for electricity has quadrupled over the last 20 years and prices have more than doubled during the same period. Therefore, one should assume solar...
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  • Austria: One World Solar Collector Receives Solar Keymark

    The One World Solar Collector developed by Austrian company Sunlumo finally received a Solar Keymark certificate in October 2015 (see the attached PDF). This is a milestone in the long design and development process, which started in 2009. “We designed a completely new collector...
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  • Solar Cooling: From Research to Market Competitiveness

    Diligent research on small scale low-temperature chillers, the launch of a new generation of compact solar cooling units and large-scale plants able to compete economically with conventional cooling solutions: These are just some of the main trends which were discussed during the 6th...
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