market development

  • USA: Low Expectations and a Shift towards Commercial Systems

    USA: Low Expectations and a Shift towards Commercial Systems

    Commercial applications have gained momentum in the US over the last two years. The system shown in the picture is a project by the The Leveredge company from Florida. The 223 m2 installation heats up to 15,000 litres per day.
    Photo: The Leveredge

    Share/Save
  • Canada: Steep increase in unglazed Solar Collectors in 2008

    Canada: Steep increase in unglazed Solar Collectors in 2008

    The Canadian solar thermal market is taking up speed:  Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) published the preliminary results of a market survey that found the number of installed collector area to have doubled in 2008, from 61,000 to 125,000 m2. Source: NRCan

    Share/Save
  • Switzerland: Comprehensive Market Survey of Swissolar

    Switzerland: Comprehensive Market Survey of Swissolar

    2008 was a very good year for the solar thermal market in Switzerland: The figure shows the annually sold collector area of different technologies. Source: Swissolar market studies Solar Energy 2005 to 2007

    Share/Save
  • Potential of Solar Thermal in Europe (2009)

    This report from 2009 has been commissioned by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and looks into the potential of solar thermal in the European Union. The objective of the study is to provide the European Commission and the Members States with information on how solar thermal...

    Share/Save
  • Slowdown of the Solar Thermal Market in Germany

    Slowdown of the Solar Thermal Market in Germany

    The growth of the German solar thermal market is coming to halt – or even worse: The market statistics of the solar industry association BSW-Solar and the heating industry association BDH (BDH/BSI statistics) show a strong decrease during the summer months.
    Photo: Bärbel Epp...

    Share/Save
  • Mexico: Every Third Solar System is Used Commercially

    Mexico: Every Third Solar System is Used Commercially

    Commercial use of solar water heaters is gaining momentum in Mexico. Hotels, public swimming pools and industries used about 30 % of the 165,632 m2 (116 MWth) of collector area installed in 2008 to cover their demand in hot water or heating (see the following figure),...

    Share/Save
  • Netherlands’ Subsidy Programme Expands the Market

    Netherlands’ Subsidy Programme Expands the Market

    Since 2006, the solar thermal market in the Netherlands has enjoyed an annual growth rate of 20 – 30%. The currently biggest pieces of the pie go to glycol-drainback solar combination systems (<6 m²). The new incentive programme “Duurzame Warmte” (Sustainable Warmth programme) now offers an...

    Share/Save
  • Sweden: Increased Subsidy Budget

    Sweden: Increased Subsidy Budget

    Solar roof in the Swedish city of Onsala: The increased subsidies in Sweden focus on larger collector fields – like the 220 m2 plant from 2005.
    Photo: Jan-Olof Dalenbäck

    Share/Save
  • “We Were Clearly in Need of the Incentive Programme”

    “We Were Clearly in Need of the Incentive Programme”

    Solarthermalworld.org spoke with Manuel Collares-Pereira,  R&D director of the Portuguese collector manufacturer Aosol, about the development of his company and the Portuguese solar thermal incentive programme. Photo: Aosol

    Share/Save

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Find out more by following this link. Accept