market development

  • 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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  • Slovakia: Thermosolar doubles Production Capacity

    Slovakia: Thermosolar doubles Production Capacity

    Solar exterior with collectors produced in Slovakia: The company Thermosolar has just recently invested EUR 1.5 million in upgrading the machinery in its factory in Žiar nad Hronom, in order to increase productivity and reach a manufacturing capacity of 500,000 m2 per year....
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  • Brazil: South-East dominates Solar Thermal Market

    Brazil: South-East dominates Solar Thermal Market

     Steeply uphill points the chart about the development of the solar thermal sector in Brazil. Even in the economically difficult year of 2009, the area of installed collectors increased by 19 % to 798,000 m2. Two-thirds of the installations were set up in the four states of...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy in Chile (2010)

    This report has been arranged by the TECH4DCM (2008-2009) project which is financed by FP6 (European Union Sixth Framework Programme). This EU Project focuses on promoting solar thermal energy and is being carried out in five countries: Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. The project’s...

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  • Trans-Solar: Knowledge Transfer to 7 CEE Partner Countries

    Trans-Solar: Knowledge Transfer to 7 CEE Partner Countries

    After running for 26 months, the European Trans-Solar project finally ended in January 2010. Its aim had been to transfer solar thermal know-how from the old EU Member States to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
    Source: www.cres.gr/trans-solar/

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  • Germany: Incentive Programme continues under new Conditions

    Germany: Incentive Programme continues under new Conditions

    After many weeks of waiting and worrying, it is now official: On 7 July, the budget committee of the German parliament unblocked the EUR 115 million funds intended for the country's market incentive programme (MAP). The German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), which is responsible...

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  • Record Year 2008: Global Market Growth of 35 %

    Record Year 2008: Global Market Growth of 35 %

    In 2008, the global solar thermal market grew by a significant 35%. The main reasons behind such a strong upward trend were the high growth rates of glazed water collectors in China (+35 %), Europe (+63 %) and North America (+42 %). Graphic: AEE Intec

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  • Syria: „It is a crazy market“

    Syria: „It is a crazy market“

    The pioneer of solar thermal technology in Syria: Nabil Kadi Kran started producing flat plate collectors and solar tanks in the Middle Eastern country 30 years ago. He recently had to cope with a decrease in his company's sales due to cheap imports of vacuum tube collector systems from...

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  • Managing the Crisis in Spain: “by keeping our fixed Costs to a Minimum”

    Managing the Crisis in Spain: “by keeping our fixed Costs to a Minimum”

    “2009 was a very good year for us and 2010 looks very promising”, Nicolai Birch, Marketing Director of Amordad Holdings, stated in an interview with solarthermalworld.org. The Spanish company was founded 7 years ago as a wholesaler of solar thermal systems based on vacuum tube...

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  • South Africa: 2009 Study of the Solar Water Heater Market

    South Africa: 2009 Study of the Solar Water Heater Market

    Commercial systems are gaining importance in South Africa: A recent market survey by national energy provider Eskom estimates that 15% of the installed collector area in 2009 were part of large-scale solar thermal systems.
    Photo: Solar Beam

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