Chile

  • Chile: New Government to Extend Tax Credits

    Chile: New Government to Extend Tax Credits

    Chile’s tax rebate scheme for the housing industry ended on 31 December 2013. Since then, Chile has not had any incentive scheme for solar water heaters and local system suppliers are facing a period of low demand. The photo shows Sebastián Piñera, the outgoing...
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  • Expo Solar Chile 2013, Santiago de Chile

    The first edition of Expo Solar Chile 2013 will take place in Santiago de Chile from 11 to 12 October 2013. The event covers the use of solar energy at all levels, including construction, agriculture, tourism, education, mining and industry.

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  • Chile: Mining Sector May Be Solar Thermal’s Future

    Chile: Mining Sector May Be Solar Thermal’s Future

    In September 2012, Chile´s Energy Ministry published a comprehensive study on the country´s solar thermal market. The company who had carried out the “Market study of the solar thermal industry in Chile and methodological proposal for its permanent update” is...

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  • Uruguay: FUCO Produces Flat Plate Collectors in Montevideo

    Uruguay: FUCO Produces Flat Plate Collectors in Montevideo

    It has been one year since FUCO (Fábrica Uruguaya de Colectores Solares Planos) started its production of flat plate collectors in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo. Right now, the monthly output is at 800 m² and can be increased if necessary, says Director Daniel Sztern....

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  • Mexico: Workshop on Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters

    Mexico: Workshop on Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters

    A comprehensive documentation of the workshop “Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters: Tasks for the Quality Infrastructure” is now available online on the webpage of the German federal agency PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt): ...

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  • Chile: 27.5 MWth Provide Heat for Copper Mine

    Chile: 27.5 MWth Provide Heat for Copper Mine

    From June 2013, the world´s largest collector field could be in Chile. The planned solar collector area amounts to 39,300 m², which would cover more than 80% of the heat used to refine copper at the world´s largest copper mine. The company that is going to set up...

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  • Development of the Solar Thermal Market in the APEC Economies (2009)

    This report was undertaken by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group in 2009, with the objective to improve the development of the solar energy market within sponsoring APEC economies. The report identifies the most efficient...

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  • Spain: Export Helps Solar Thermal Industry Survive

    Spain: Export Helps Solar Thermal Industry Survive

    One of the biggest Spanish collector manufacturers, Termicol, can still celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. The company has managed to counter the decline in the Spanish market by expanding its business abroad. Today, the export of collectors generates 20 % of the company´...

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