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  • China: Export Duties Push Up Vacuum Tube Prices

    Whoever is purchasing vacuum tube collectors from China these days can certainly not complain about getting contradictory information: There are those suppliers which are already charging their clients 17 % more for vacuum tubes because of altered export taxation, whereas others sell...
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  • Know More about Solar Water Heating System (2012)

    This document provides basic information on solar water heating systems. It has been developed by the Hong Kong Electrical and Mechanical Service Department to foster the use of solar thermal system for hot water production in the framework of an increased use of renewable...

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  • China: SHC 2014 and Solar Thermal Industry Exhibition

    After San Francisco, USA, and Freiburg, Germany, this year’s venue for the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry is going to be the Chinese capital, Beijing. Researchers from all around the world have been invited to attend the annual...
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  • India: Chinese Manufacturers Dominate Solar Business at REI Expo 2014

    Solar energy played a very prominent role during the 8th edition of the Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo 2014, which took place in the National Capital Region at the beginning of September: Close to 60 % of the nearly 375 booths presented solar PV and solar thermal technology...
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  • China: Engineering Segment Drives Solar Thermal Market

    The make-up of China’s solar thermal market is changing: The segment that used to guarantee the industry’s profits, the retail business of small thermosiphon systems for private households, has been declining in recent years. Other solar thermal segments, however, have been...
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  • India: Government Stops Federal Subsidy Scheme

    “Channel partners are free to sell on their own without subsidy from Government of India,” the office memorandum by the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy stated on 12 August 2014. This is an important victory for India’s solar water heater manufacturers, which pre-financed around...
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  • China: No Sales Permit without Solar

    In 2007, some provincial and city governments in China began to implement solar installation requirements. Since then, an increasing number of authorities at different administrative levels have made the installation of solar thermal systems mandatory in new-builds in the residential and...
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  • Intersolar China 2015, Beijing

    The Intersolar China Exhibition 2015 will take place from 1 to 3 April at the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC) in Beijing and the concurrent conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing from 31 March to 1 April. In no other Asian country has the market for solar energy developed so...

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  • Germany: SunOyster’s New Approach to Combine PV and Solar Heat

    SunOyster Systems (SOS) based in Halstenbek, a town near Hamburg, Germany, has developed a new technology for the combined generation of solar heat and electricity (PVT). The first six SunOyster units are currently on their way to the Chinese town of Shuouzhou, 400 km west of...
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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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