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  • Quality Infrastructure Crucial to Emerging Markets

    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 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

    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

    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 6...
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  • IEA SHC Task 49: Solar Process Heat Showcase in Montpellier

    IEA SHC Task 49: Solar Process Heat Showcase in Montpellier

    Industry participation is key for the research work of IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme. Hence, the researchers of Task 49, Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes, used the last meeting in France in mid-September to hold a one-day workshop dedicated to...
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  • “Triple supply has shown significant development”

    “Triple supply has shown significant development”

    Hongzhi Cheng is one of the most experienced solar thermal market researchers in China. Cheng is Deputy Secretary-General at the China Solar Thermal Industry Federation (CSTIF) based in Beijing and head of The Sun’s Vision located in Dezhou, Shandong province. He can look back at almost 20...
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  • IEA SHC: Attractive Solar Process Heat Markets

    IEA SHC: Attractive Solar Process Heat Markets

    Which countries are currently attractive markets for solar process heat? Different sources give different answers to this question. The chart above shows the assessment of the solar industry. More than 30 % of the Austrian solar collector manufacturers in the two surveys in 2012 and 2013...
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  • China: Investigating Low-Temperature and Low-Cost Solar Cooling Systems

    China: Investigating Low-Temperature and Low-Cost Solar Cooling Systems

    Dai Yanjun is among the key solar cooling researchers in China. In cooperation with the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Programme, the professor with more than 15 years of experience in solar cooling research at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) organised the Solar Cooling...

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