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  • Building Lasting Change 2018, Toronto

    Building Lasting Change 2018, the annual green building conference of the Canada Green Building Council will take place in Toronto from 5 to 7 June 2018. This year’s event examines what is happening in Canada and around the world to meet aggressive international carbon emissions targets....
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  • Rackam

    USA: Concentrated Solar Thermal for Biosolid Drying

    Since the summer, two parabolic trough collectors have been drying sludge at a waste water treatment plant in Surprise in the state of Arizona, USA. The test project was developed by US-based Heat2Hydro to evaluate the effectiveness of this solution. The objective is to reduce the water...
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  • Task 51 Map

    IEA Task 51: Challenges in Urban Planner Education

    Cities and large municipalities all around the world have taken the lead in sustainability, and urban planners find themselves in the important position of having to devise solutions for integrating renewable and energy efficiency measures at local level. Each city has its own unique set of...
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  • Natural Ressources Canada

    China: Sunrain Finalises Strategic Cooperation Agreements

    The Chinese Sunrain group, the world’s biggest collector manufacturer, is broadening its product portfolio to include large-scale solar thermal plants. Sunrain had already made the first step towards globalising its strategic partnerships by establishing a...
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  • SOLTRAIN Lesotho: Small Country, Big Accomplishments

    SOLTRAIN Lesotho: Small Country, Big Accomplishments

    In July 2013, the small country of Lesotho in southern Africa joined the SOLTRAIN project. Between then and the end of phase II of SOLTRAIN – the Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative – in February 2016, training courses were held, demonstration projects...
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  • Solar Canada 2017, Toronto

    Solar Canada 2017 CanSIA's Annual Conference & Exposition will take place at Metro Toronto Convention Centre from 4 to 5 December 2017. The Conference and Expo is expected to attract solar industry professionals and serious solar energy consumers, including CanSIA members, Manufacturers,...
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  • Case Studies Task 51

    IEA SHC: Attractive Solar Solutions for Urban and Landscape Planning

    How can urban planners be convinced to consider solar energy technologies in municipality projects? This is the key challenge faced by the international group of researchers of Task 51, Solar Energy in Urban Planning. One way to attract interest from these planners is to present...
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  • Bore Hole Storage

    TASK 45 / 55: Guidelines on How to Design Seasonal Storage

    Seasonal storage is a key component in the transformation of today’s energy industry. Besides storing energy in summer for heating in winter, it can also be used to save waste heat from the industry and to increase the electricity production from biomass CHP plants. Experiences gathered...
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  • BUILDING LASTING CHANGE 2017, Vancouver

    Building Lasting Change 2017, the annual green building conference of the Canada Green Building Council will take place in Vancouver from 30 May to 1 June 2017. The event will explore the value of green through the lens of sustainable building, real estate and neighbourhood development. 
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  • Gleisdorf Solar 2016

    Austria: Green Brewery Göss Receives IEA SHC Award

    At the international conference Gleisdorf Solar in Austria, Austrian brewery Göss was presented with the SHC Solar Award, the "Oscar" of the solar heating and cooling industry. The IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) created this award to recognise outstanding achievements by...
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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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