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  • India: Huge Effect of Print Media Publicity on Market Development

    India: Huge Effect of Print Media Publicity on Market Development

    The last 5 years have seen a strong growth in India's solar thermal market. While adverts in television, the radio, as well as the print media are all very popular forms of raising public awareness in India, thanks to the growing literacy rate, newspaper advertisement was found to be the...

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  • Solar Thermal System in Buildings in Japan (2008)

    This presentation was made by Mr Mitsuhiro Udagawa, Professor at the Kogakuin University in Tokyo, Japan, during the Asian Workshop on Energy and Environmental Technologies which took place in 2008. The presentation includes many visuals showing the evolution of solar thermal system...

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  • Solar Thermal Policy and Market in Japan (2007)

    This presentation looks into the market situation in Japan and touches upon the weaknesses in the policy framework which negatively impacted the development of the solar thermal market.

    Following the peak of 1980, the solar hot water market went in a steep decline. A decrease in...

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  • Canada: Retirement Home Solar Cooling

    Canada: Retirement Home Solar Cooling

    162 vacuum tube collector panels supplying the Oxford Gardens Retirement Village with domestic hot water, a warm water pool, space heating in winter and cooling in summer: According to project leader Suni Ball of Canadian solar system provider Proterra Solar, the system is the largest...

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  • Japan: Government supports Leasing Programme for Residential Systems

    Japan: Government supports Leasing Programme for Residential Systems

    Programme to accelerate dissemination of residential solar thermal systems in Japan: Residential, pumped solar water heating systems are eligible for a rebate of a maximum of 50 % of the investment costs, including installation and more than 6 years of warranty.
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  • Czech Republic: Emission Trading Revenues extend Incentive Programme

    Czech Republic: Emission Trading Revenues extend Incentive Programme

    Signed in July by Rut Bizkova, the Czech Republic's Environment Minister, and Yasuhiro Shimizu, Japanese Executive Director of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, the new supplement to an emission trading contract leads to improvements in the Green Savings...

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  • Renewables for Heating and Cooling (2007)

    This document, prepared by the International Energy Agency, comes as a follow-up of the 2006 seminar “Renewable heating and cooling – from RD&D to deployment technology and policy” aimed at exploring guidelines and policy initiatives to boost technology development and market deployment for...
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