• Australian & New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES) Solar 2009, Townsville

    The ANZSES's annual conferences have reputation for bringing together professionals from all energy-related sectors, from Australia and Overseas, to meet and exchange new ideas, and discuss the latest developments in the area of clean energy technologies. The Solar09 conference will be a major...
  • Solar thermal energy systems in Australia (2006)

    This document, published in 2006, provides an overview of the available solar thermal technologies in Australia. Starting with underlining the potential Australia has in solar thermal development, the document also concludes that Australia has a low market penetration of only 5%.

  • Mauritius: Rebate Programme Drives the Market

    Mauritius: Rebate Programme Drives the Market

    The new subsidy programme of the government of Mauritius has been a successful one. More than 4,000 solar water heaters have received a subsidy of 10,000 Mauritius Rupee (MUR), approximately € 279, by the Development Bank of Mauritius (DBM) since August 2008. The target for the first year of...

  • Australia: Solar thermal power and desalination plant

    The German Office for Foreign Trade (BFAI) offers a wide range of useful information about business opportunities including international tenders.

    Country:              Australia

    Activity:                Installation of cycle/solar thermal power and...

  • ISES Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2008, Sydney

    The Asia Pacific Regional International Solar Energy Society Conference 2008 (ISES-AP-08) is the premier conference in the Asia-Pacific region in 2008 on the topic of renewable energy. This region is pivotal to the further growth of the industry both in terms of manufacture and markets.
  • IEA Study "Solar Heat Worldwide": Global Market Growth of 22 % in 2006

    2006 was an extremely satisfying year for the global solar thermal industry. According to the new study “Solar Heat Worldwide. Markets and contribution to the Energy Supply 2006” on behalf of IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme the new installations grew 22 % in 2006. The authors from...

  • Which are the major solar thermal markets worldwide?

    By far the largest solar thermal market in the world according to newly installed solar thermal capacity per year is China. In 2008, around 21 GWth (30 million m2) were sold in China, which was around 80 % of the world global solar thermal market.

    In Europe, Germany – the second biggest market in the world – is dominating. With its newly installed capacity of 1.13 GWth (1,615,000 m2) in 2009, the country reached a market share of 38 % within Europe.

    Position three is held by Turkey, a dynamic solar thermal market which is estimated at 785 MWth ( 1,120,000 m2).

    Besides these front-runners, India, Brazil, Israel, Austria, Greece, USA, Japan, France, Italy, Spain and Australia are countries which reached a market volume of greater than 70 MWth (100,000 m2) in 2007.

    Further information:

    Solarenergie 2007, Study by the Swiss bank Sarasin, November 2008 (Only available in German)

    Solar thermal Markets in Europe. Trends and Market Statistics 2009, Study by European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), June 2009 (see the following link)


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