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  • REN 21: Solar Thermal Contributes Significantly to Hot Water Production

    According to REN21’s Renewables 2014 Global Status Report, which was published at the UN-hosted Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York at the beginning of June, solar thermal technologies contribute significantly to hot water production in many countries and increasingly to...
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  • Guangzhou International Water Heater Exhibition 2014, Guangzhou

    9th Guangzhou International Water Heater Exhibition 2014 (GWHE2014), the exclusive show specialized in water heater industry, will be held from 26 to 28 August 2014. Thanks to the strong and continual support from the Government Branch, Associations, Enterprises and Medias both at home and...

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  • EBRD and USAID Promote Solar Thermal in Armenia

    Armenia is better known in the world for unresolved territorial disputes with its neighbour Azerbaijan than for being a pioneer in solar thermal energy. In fact, the utilisation of solar energy for water heating and space cooling is not as common among the around 3 million Armenians as it...
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  • SHC 2014, Beijing

    SHC 2014, the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, will take place from October 13 to 15, in Beijing, China. SHC 2014 will be the third edition of this series of annual scientific conferences on solar heating and cooling organized by the IEA Solar...

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  • Russia: 2014 – Year of Change and Growth

    Solarthermalworld.org spoke to important Russian flat plate collector manufacturers New Polus, Inten and Kassol about the current and future trends of the national solar thermal market. According to the industry, 2014 will be the year of change and market growth for solar thermal in...
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  • China: 2013 Market Statistics and Trends

    In cooperation with the China Association of Rural Energy Industry (CAREI), the China Solar Thermal Industry Federation (CSTIF) held its annual meeting in Zhuhai, a city in Guangdong Province, on 6 and 7 December. The annual meeting is a two-day conference during which...
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  • “We cannot predict market development, because we live in the Ukraine“

    The Ukrainian solar thermal market is extremely price-sensitive. Whereas importers of Chinese vacuum tube collectors have increased their annual sales significantly, the demand for high-quality solar collectors is stagnating. This is one of the results of the annual ISOL Navigator survey...

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  • Czech Republic: Rapid Market Consolidation

    Vermos, VK Technik and Láf Nerez are all former Czech producers or assemblers of solar thermal collectors which started in the 90s and closed down their business over the last three years. In 2008, there were twelve collector manufacturers in the Eastern European country. Seven have...

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