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  • Morocco: “The national market offers huge, but insufficiently exploited potential”

    Morocco: “The national market offers huge, but insufficiently exploited potential”

    Morocco aims high when it comes to employing solar technology: According to the Moroccan Plan for Solar Energy launched in November 2009, the total installed collector area is said to raise from 280,000 m² in 2010 to 1.7 million m² in 2020. Because the long-term support programme PROMASOL...

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  • Spain: Plans for a Solar Thermal Feed-in tariff for ESCOs

    Spain: Plans for a Solar Thermal Feed-in tariff for ESCOs

    The Spanish solar thermal market again suffered from a slowdown in 2010. According to the latest market survey by the Spanish Solar Thermal Association ASIT, the 2010 market volume of 244 MWth (348,000 m2) is 14 % below the result of 2009. The light blue columns in the chart...

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  • Germany: Steep Decline in Collector Sales in 2010

    Germany: Steep Decline in Collector Sales in 2010

    The German solar thermal market decreased by 26 % in 2010. According to the solar industry association BSW-Solar and the heating industry association BDH, 1.15 million m2 (805 MW) of new collector area were installed on German roofs last year. The market volume of 2010 is almost...

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  • Hawaii: Is the Strongest Solar Thermal Market in the US in Trouble?

    Hawaii: Is the Strongest Solar Thermal Market in the US in Trouble?

    After being the strongest U.S. market for solar thermal for many years, Hawaii currently has to cope with a falling demand for solar thermal installations. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight report for the third quarter of US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GMT...

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  • Solar Thermal System in Buildings in Japan (2008)

    This presentation was made by Mr Mitsuhiro Udagawa, Professor at the Kogakuin University in Tokyo, Japan, during the Asian Workshop on Energy and Environmental Technologies which took place in 2008. The presentation includes many visuals showing the evolution of solar thermal system...

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  • USA: Slowdown in 2009 while Imports go up

    USA: Slowdown in 2009 while Imports go up

    Slowdown in the US: After the 2008 peak, the total sold area of medium temperature collectors decreased by 5 % in 2009, to 204,700 m2. Exports amounted to only 2,100 m2 of collector area, which means that the newly installed collector area in the United States in 2009...

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  • India: ESCO Model gives Hope as Market Driver

    India: ESCO Model gives Hope as Market Driver

    Spanish-headquartered consultancy Mercados Energy Markets India (Mercados EMI) Pvt. Ltd. has carried out a study to establish a clear understanding of the Energy Service Company (ESCO) model for delivering customers with solar hot water. The assessment was conducted in the four cities seen...

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  • Current Status of Solar Energy Use in Peru (2007)

    This short essay, written by Manfred Horn, explores the current status of solar energy use in Peru, both PV and thermal. Solar energy debuted in Peru in the seventies and was used at this time mostly in universities and state organisations working towards the development of new technologies...

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