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  • Australia: Setbacks in Residential Solar Water Heater Market

    Australia: Setbacks in Residential Solar Water Heater Market

    The residential solar thermal market in Australia has experienced two setbacks over the last 12 months. The first one was the sudden and unexpected stop of the federal Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme in February 2012, which was planned to run until June 2012. The second setback followed at...

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  • Solar Water Hater and Heat Pump Study (2011)

    This study reviews the current status and future trends of Australia’s Solar Water Heater and Heat Pump Industry. In recent years, solar water heaters in Australia have progressed from a niche market to become a mainstream high volume, low margin product. In 2010, it was estimated that over 10%...

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  • Australia: Second Decline in a Row

    Australia: Second Decline in a Row

    The Australian solar thermal market has not actually recovered since the boom year 2009. According to the Head of the Renewable Department of Rheem Australia Pty Ltd, Chris Mundy, the total installed collector area in 2011 again decreased by around 13 % to 100,000 systems. In 2009,...

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  • Australia: Reasons for the Slowdown of the Solar Thermal Market

    Australia: Reasons for the Slowdown of the Solar Thermal Market

    In Australia, solar water heating systems are more and more overshadowed by photovoltaic installations. According to Chris Mundy, General Manager - Renewable Energy at Rheem Australia, the solar thermal market is going to decrease by around 30 % this year compared to the boom year 2009...

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  • “There has been a Lot of Market Turmoil in Australia”

    “There has been a Lot of Market Turmoil in Australia”

    Solarthermalworld wanted to investigate why the Australian Government decided to discontinue its Solar Water Heater Rebate Programme and conducted an interview with Stephen Cranch, Sales and Marketing Manager of Solahart Industries Pty Ltd Australia.
    Photo: Solahart

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