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  • India: Goa Hotel Sector Discovers Solar Thermal

    India: Goa Hotel Sector Discovers Solar Thermal

    When you hear about Goa, the conversation has probably something to do with holidays in India. The small state at the west coast is quite popular with tourists from around the globe. Goa is said to have attracted more than two million visitors in 2012. About 1.2 million of the guests...

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  • Egypt Starts Green Tourism Initiative with Hotel Solar Obligation

    Egypt Starts Green Tourism Initiative with Hotel Solar Obligation

    While Egypt is still making headlines for its unstable political situation since the revolution almost two years ago, there seems to be a newly emerging political commitment to solar thermal energy. On 22 January, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Hisham Zaazou, announced a solar water...

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  • India: Two 160 m² Solar Dishes Supply Steam to New Delhi’s Sheraton Hotel

    India: Two 160 m² Solar Dishes Supply Steam to New Delhi’s Sheraton Hotel

    Within 18-month time, the first solar concentrator system with Arun Dishes has been installed successfully on a hotel roof in India. Indian company Clique Solar began to set up the solar steam installation at ITC Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi, in November 2009. The ITC hotel group is a “green...

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  • Jamaica Public Service Commercial Solar Water Heating Programme (2008)

    This powerpoint presentation evaluates the  ‘Jamaica Public Service Commercial Solar Water Heating Programme’, which was initiated by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) as part of their wider Demand Side Management (DSM) programme. Started in 2006, this project looked to demonstrate the...

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  • Tunisia: PROSOL Subsidises 4,000 m² of Commercial Installations

    Tunisia: PROSOL Subsidises 4,000 m² of Commercial Installations

    The “Collective Prosol Programme” in Tunisia is gaining momentum. The National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME) started the subsidy programme for solar thermal installations in the tertiary sector back in 2008. The application rate was low at first, but 2010 became a good year for the...

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  • Solar Cooling: German Fraunhofer ISE compares PV and Solar Thermal

    Solar Cooling: German Fraunhofer ISE compares PV and Solar Thermal

    Over the last 5 years, the number of installed solar cooling systems worldwide increased tenfold. The main obstacles for a more pervasive and faster market development are high upfront costs and lack of experience among main stakeholders, such as planners and architects. Based on various...

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  • Brazil: Solar Cooling System from Germany for Eco-Hotel Pousada do Parque

    Brazil: Solar Cooling System from Germany for Eco-Hotel Pousada do Parque

    Since the beginning of 2011, solar cooling technology from Thuringia/Germany ensures a pleasant indoor climate in the rooms of the eco-hotel Pousada do Parque in Cuiabá, Brazil. On 15 January, the pilot plant came into operation, and since then, it has not only provided cold water, but...

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  • India: Solar Hot Water in all newly constructed Ginger Hotels

    India: Solar Hot Water in all newly constructed Ginger Hotels

    Solar accommodation: The Ginger hotel chain, which is part of Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), takes its commitment to energy-efficiency very seriously. In the future, all chain hotels are going to have a solar water heater installed on their roof.
    Photo: Malaviya...

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  • Mexico: Vacuum tubes in 48 % of residential Solar Water Heaters

    Mexico: Vacuum tubes in 48 % of residential Solar Water Heaters

    The marketing campaign for solar hot water systems in the residential sector in Mexico, Procalsol (2007 to 2012), bore fruit: According to the annual market statistics of the National Association of Solar Energy (ANES), the newly installed collector area in households almost tripled from...

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  • Turkey: Industry discovers Space Heating and Process Heat

    Turkey: Industry discovers Space Heating and Process Heat

    The picture shows the solar shop of Solimpeks and the office building for the engineers of the Seiso subsidiary, which is responsible for large-scale projects. Turkish solar thermal manufacturers increasingly establish separate companies to handle hotel installations or process heat...

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