Australia

  • Database of Building Codes: 24 Individual Regulations

    Database of Building Codes: 24 Individual Regulations

    Sometimes, it takes a while until good ideas are copied. This has been the case with solar/renewable building codes, which were invented in Israel more than 30 years ago. It has just been over the last ten years, however, that this political instrument reached all five continents....

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  • Australia: Country to Publish First Solar Air Conditioning Standard

    Australia: Country to Publish First Solar Air Conditioning Standard

    In April, two workshops for solar cooling took place in Asia. At the beginning of the month, a workshop in Singapore focused on the use of solar cooling in tropical regions and gathered around 70 participants from research and industry (see photo). The workshop took place at Cleantech...

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  • USA: California Solar Initiative to Add Technologies to Eligibility List

    USA: California Solar Initiative to Add Technologies to Eligibility List

    The California Solar Initiative (CSI) is further extending the number of system types eligible for its CSI – Solar Thermal programme. Already in December 2012, California’s Governor, Edmund Brown, signed a law stipulating that solar heating of commercial pools is to be...

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  • SOLAR 2013, Melbourne

    In 2013 the Australian Solar Council together with international partner Australian PV Solar Energy Exhibition (AUPVSEE) will present the annual Solar Conference & Exhibition at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 23 – 24 May 2013. The event is set to deliver expert...

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  • Germany: Design Award for Integrated Storage Collector

    Germany: Design Award for Integrated Storage Collector

    The ISH 2013 Design Plus Award goes to: Austrian Kioto Group’s Solcrafte Style. Out of the nearly 200 submissions from 15 countries, the jury recognised 34 as particularly outstanding, including Kioto’s integrated storage collector, the only solar thermal product among the winners. The...

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  • Australian Solar Cooling 2013 Conference, North Ryde

    The Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group (ausSCIG) supported by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating (AIRAH) will hold its 2013 solar cooling conference at CSIRO’s North Ryde Auditorium on Friday April 12, 2013.

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  • Australia: Setbacks in Residential Solar Water Heater Market

    Australia: Setbacks in Residential Solar Water Heater Market

    The residential solar thermal market in Australia has experienced two setbacks over the last 12 months. The first one was the sudden and unexpected stop of the federal Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme in February 2012, which was planned to run until June 2012. The second setback followed at...

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  • All-Energy Australia Exhibition & Conference, Melbourne

    The All-Energy Australia Exhibition & Conference is an annual, free-to-delegate, business-to-business conference and networking forum hosted alongside an impressive exhibition showcasing renewable energy, clean energy, sustainable transport and energy efficiency.  Attracting more than 4...

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  • Australian Solar Hot Water Market (2010)

    This presentation was delivered by Solahart at Australian Solar Energy Society 2010, and gives an overview of Australia’s Solar Water Heating (SWH) market over the past decade. At present, it estimates that 660,000 solar water heaters are installed across Australia,...

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  • Global Roadmap: IEA Calls on Stakeholders to Realise Vision

    Global Roadmap: IEA Calls on Stakeholders to Realise Vision

    The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Technology Roadmap Solar Heating and Cooling sees a huge untapped potential when it comes to replacing fossil fuels and electricity. The Roadmap targets a 20% share in low-temperature industrial heat (3,200 GWth) and 16 % in...

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  • India: New Solar-Biomass Cold Storage and Power Generation System

    India: New Solar-Biomass Cold Storage and Power Generation System

    One of the leading solar solution providers in India, Thermax, has just implemented a so-called solar-biomass hybrid demonstration project at the Solar Energy Centre in northern India. The cold storage and power generation system is the first of its kind worldwide. It comprises of a 15...

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  • EN ISO 9806: Upcoming Global Collector Standard

    EN ISO 9806: Upcoming Global Collector Standard

    In February, Ulrich Fritzsche took the collector manufacturers that were gathered at the SMEThermal 2012 conference on a special tour around the globe. His presentation in Berlin, Germany, listed the collector standards and quality guidelines across the world’s key solar thermal markets:...

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