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  • USA/California: CALSEIA´s New President Promises to “Keep SHC on the Agenda”

    USA/California: CALSEIA´s New President Promises to “Keep SHC on the Agenda”

    The California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) named Ed Murray, a solar expert with more than 30 years of experience in the field, its new president in early January 2017. He succeeded Rick Reed, Director of California-based collector manufacturer Sunearth. Murray, a 25-year...
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  • USA: Californian Solar Process Heat Potential and Gas Price Competitiveness

    USA: Californian Solar Process Heat Potential and Gas Price Competitiveness

    Researchers at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have observed a renewed interest in solar process heat applications in recent years, mainly thanks to “the improvement and proliferation of solar collectors for electricity generation and the development of sophisticated...
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    Eurosun 2016 / Adel El Gammal: International changes for the PV industry

    Whilst in Europe PV is facing some challanges, the markets in China, US and Japan are growing. Adel El Gammal of the Becquerel Institute explains why. This video was filmed during the Eurosun 2016 in Palma (Mallorca) in October 2016.Interview: Bärbel EppCamera & Cut: Eva AugstenMusic:...
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    USA: SunShot Funds Development of Cost-Effective Concentrating Collectors

    On 28 July, the US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded grants to six research projects which aim to reduce the costs of concentrating solar collectors. The initiative is called COLLECTS, which is short for Concentrating Optics for Lower Levelized Energy Costs, and focuses on the most...
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    SolarCool Europe: Solar Heat Reduces Chiller Electricity Consumption

    In April 2016, British company SolarCool Energy put into operation its largest SolarCool system, which was installed on the roof of Chingford Fruit’s processing plant (see photo) in Dartford Kent, UK. Fifty-four retrofitted vacuum tube collectors totalling 160 m² have since reduced the...
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    California: San Francisco Passes First Mandate with Solar Thermal Option

    After Lancaster, Sebastopol and Santa Monica, San Francisco is now the fourth – and the largest – US American city to mandate the use of solar energy in residential and commercial newbuilds. It also has the first mandate in California which can be complied with by using either solar thermal...
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    USA: First-Hand Information on US SHC Market

    The American Solar Heating & Cooling Alliance will offer sector-related conferences at both of its major upcoming events in the USA: Intersolar in San Francisco on 12 July and Solar Power International in Las Vegas on 12 September. The SHC Alliance, a division of the Solar Energy...
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  • IEA SHC: Levelised Cost of Heat and the Calculations behind It

    IEA SHC: Levelised Cost of Heat and the Calculations behind It

    The main objective of IEA SHC Task 52, Solar Thermal in Energy Supply Systems in Urban Environments, is to call attention to both the technical and economic aspects of solar heating and cooling usage in densely populated urban areas. Urban planners and commercial clients want to...
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