market development

  • CSTIF

    China: Much Work Needed to Meet 2020 Square-Metre Target of 0.8 Billion

    Two large industry events in China over the last months have shown that there is great demand for discussion regarding the transformation of the domestic solar heating and cooling market. The Green Business Forum attracted around 1,000 solar thermal stakeholders to Dezhou in Shandong...
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  • SolarTR 2016

    Turkey: Over 1,000 Professionals Attend SolarTR 2016

    The biannual SolarTR 2016 conference attracted more than 1,000 national and international solar energy stakeholders to Istanbul, Turkey, between 6 and 8 December 2016. The science- and technology-focused event showcased the development of PV technology across the country and around the...
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  • ESTIF Market Figures Romania

    Research Study Reveals Romania’s Solar Thermal Potential

    Romania can hardly be said to have taken the lead in solar thermal deployment: With only 5.6 kWth of installed solar thermal capacity per 1,000 people in 2015, the country ranked below average in the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) statistics. Even its...
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  • Solarwärme Schweiz

    Switzerland: Borehole Storage Regeneration as Solar Thermal’s Ray of Hope

    On 24 November, the fifth Solar Heat Switzerland (Solarwärme Schweiz) conference organised by the solar industry association Swissolar, the building services association suissetec and the Federal Office of Energy was held in Lucerne, Switzerland. As 2017 funding for solar heat incentives...
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  • Roberto Roman

    Solar Process Heat in Chile: “It is essential to use the ESCO model”

    The world’s largest process heat installation has recently completed its third year of operation. The 39,000 m² collector field, which went online in October 2013 at Codelco´s Gabriela Mistral mine, is located 100 kilometres south of the town of Calama in Chile´s high central desert....
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  • India Market Development

    India: Growing Demand for Vacuum Tube Technology

    The Indian market has started to show signs of recovery in the previous financial year from April 2015 to March 2016. A survey carried out by Indian consultant Jaideep Malaviya found the newly installed collector area to have reached a total of 1.55 million m² (1.085 MWth). The...
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    Eurosun 2016 / Robin Welling: solar thermal energy in the EU

    Solar heating has seen better days in Europe. The industry association ESTIF promotes solar thermal energy on EU level. Robin Welling talks about  challenges and approaches.

    This video was filmed during the Eurosun 2016 in Palma (Mallorca) in October 2016.

    Interview: Bärbel...

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    Eurosun 2016 / Roberto Román: Solar energy in Chile

    Copper mines are one of the main applications solar heat systems in Chile. Roberto Román, Professor at the University of Chile, talks about the market for photovoltaics and solar thermal energy in his country.

    This video was filmed during the Eurosun 2016 in Palma (Mallorca) in October...

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    EuroSun 2016: Not just heat, but whole solar systems

    EuroSun 2016 has broadened its range of topics. Victor Martinez and Wolfgang Streicher of the conference committee talk about the highlights of the conference and explain, which roles PV, solar thermal and heat pumps may play in the future.

    This video was filmed during the Eurosun 2016 in...

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