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    Rising demand for solar heat in large buildings and industry

    By the end of 2017, the market for solar heating and cooling had grown by 472 GWth, which again made it the largest for solar energy in the world. The one for photovoltaic systems gained 402 GWp to become the second-largest, and 5 GWel was enough for...
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  • Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference (APSRC 2018), Sydney

    The 5th Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference (APSRC) will be held in Sydney at the University of New South Wales from 4 to 6 December 2018. The Conference provides a unique opportunity to combine the annual research reviews of Australia’s key solar research groups, representing researchers from...
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  • World’s largest flat plate collector manufacturers in 2017

    World’s largest flat plate collector manufacturers in 2017

    The 2017 ranking of the world’s largest flat plate collector producers clearly shows the market dominance of Chinese companies. Even second-ranked Greenonetec, an Austrian collector manufacturer, is now majority-owned by the Chinese-based Haier Group. The...
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  • SHC industry roadmap for Australia

    SHC industry roadmap for Australia

    Despite Australia’s high levels of solar irradiation and rising energy costs, its solar heating and cooling market has been in decline each year since 2010. The newly installed glazed and unglazed collector area went from a peak of 1.14 million m2 in 2009 (798 MWth) to...
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  • Global certification saves money and time

    Global certification saves money and time

    To enter new markets, solar thermal collector manufacturers need to have their products tested and certified as meeting local standards. Thanks to GSCN, the Global Solar Certification Network, they can complete several certification processes with only one test cycle. “A collector...
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  • All-Energy 2018, Melbourne

    All-Energy 2018 will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3 to 4 October 2018. The business-to-business conference and networking forum will be hosted alongside an impressive exhibition showcasing renewable energy, clean energy, sustainable transport and energy...
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  • Greenland

    Australia: Think Big, Think Solar

    In Australia, the deployment of large commercial solar thermal plants is picking up speed. This year, Monash University had a solar field of 0.5 MW put into operation and aims to expand it to 1 MW. The solar heat that is fed into the district heating system of the large campus area in...
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    SHC 2017 / Stephen White: Solar Cooling Technologies in Australia

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)in Australia is bringing solar cooling technologies to the market. For residential use, PV powered air conditioning is the technology of choice. For large scale applications such as hotels, solar thermal cooling technologies...

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  • IEA Paper: How to Decarbonise the Industrial Sector

    IEA Paper: How to Decarbonise the Industrial Sector

    The industrial sector is the hardest to decarbonise. “Stakeholders are in fierce competition, so to adapt any source that is even slightly more expensive than the fossil fuels they are used to is difficult,” Cédric Philibert, Senior Analyst in the IEA Renewable Energy Division, said during...
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  • SHC Solar Award: Five Finalists with Successful Support Policies

    SHC Solar Award: Five Finalists with Successful Support Policies

    Administrators of successful solar thermal support schemes are in the focus of this year’s Solar Award of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC). The jury has chosen five finalists, of which one will receive the SHC Solar Award during the IEA SHC’s joint conference with ISES...
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    IEA SHC Solar Academy: Solar Planning in Times of Rapid City Growth

    Just as on Stockholm’s coastline shown in the photo, cities are seeing new neighbourhoods develop or old ones restored and expanded at a rapid pace. Urban planning is a highly complex issue, especially if it involves low-carbon living solutions and environmental regulations. The main...
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