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  • Taiwan and Japan: Commonalities and Differences

    Taiwan and Japan: Commonalities and Differences

    Taiwan and Japan have more in common as it seems at first glance: Both countries do not only belong to the same world region, but their 2014 market volume was of the same size too – around 100,000 m2 of newly installed collector area. And last...

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  • Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition 2016, Yokohama

    11th Renewable Energy 2016 International Conference & Exhibition will take place in Yokohama from 29 June to 01 July 2016. Many prominent experts and organizations concerned with renewable energy participate in the committee, in the fields of academia, industry, and government, not only in...
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  • Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition, Tokyo

    10th Renewable Energy 2015 International Conference & Exhibition will take place in Tokyo from 29 to 31 July 2015. Many prominent experts and organizations concerned with renewable energy participate in the committee, in the fields of academia, industry, and government, not only in Japan but...
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  • Overview of Solar Thermal System in Japan (2012)

    This overview was presented by Takahiro Nagata of the Japanese Institute of Energy Economics during a seminar on “The Japanese Market for Heat Generation by Renewable Energies” organized in May 2012 under the German project “Exportinitiative Erneuerbare Energien”...

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  • Renewable Energies for Remote Areas and Islands (2012)

    The Renewable Energy Technology Deployment, a sub-group of the International Energy Agency with the mandate to accelerate the market introduction and deployment of renewable energy technologies, issued in 2012 a report on the possibility of deploying renewable energy technologies into remote...

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

    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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  • Australia: Country to Publish First Solar Air Conditioning Standard

    Australia: Country to Publish First Solar Air Conditioning Standard

    In April, two workshops for solar cooling took place in Asia. At the beginning of the month, a workshop in Singapore focused on the use of solar cooling in tropical regions and gathered around 70 participants from research and industry (see photo). The workshop took place at Cleantech...

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  • Japan: Stagnating Market despite Renewables’ Image Boost

    Japan: Stagnating Market despite Renewables’ Image Boost

    The solar thermal market in Japan has not profited significantly from the energy crisis after Fukushima in March 2011. The latest statistics of the Japanese Solar System Development Association (SSDA) show that the number of newly installed collector area in 2011 was only slightly higher...

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  • Europe/Asia: Solar Cooling Gains Traction

    Europe/Asia: Solar Cooling Gains Traction

    Large Japanese and Chinese companies have recently taken a greater interest in solar cooling. The photo shows an installation by Chinese company Jiangsu Huineng New Energy Technology (Huin), which started supplying solar cooling systems this year. New system kits help drive down costs,...

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