multi-family-houses

  • “We cannot predict market development, because we live in the Ukraine“

    “We cannot predict market development, because we live in the Ukraine“

    The Ukrainian solar thermal market is extremely price-sensitive. Whereas importers of Chinese vacuum tube collectors have increased their annual sales significantly, the demand for high-quality solar collectors is stagnating. This is one of the results of the annual ISOL Navigator survey...

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  • Germany: Housing Coop’s Monitored Solar Plants Achieve 500 kWh/m²

    Germany: Housing Coop’s Monitored Solar Plants Achieve 500 kWh/m²

    German company Parabel Energiesysteme has set up solar thermal systems with collector areas between 20 and 220 m² on, all in all, 450 buildings across Europe. More than 100 of these systems are part of a continuous monitoring programme. Their typical yield is 500 kWh/m² and...

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  • France: Influence of New Building Standards in 2013

    France: Influence of New Building Standards in 2013

    The solar thermal industry in France looks with mixed feelings to next year. Certain system suppliers are convinced that the French building regulation RT2012 will push solar water heaters in the residential segment in 2013. In contrast, others are afraid that hot water heat pumps will...

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  • Turkey: High-quality Solar Hot Water Systems across Earthquake Area

    Turkey: High-quality Solar Hot Water Systems across Earthquake Area

    One year after the earthquake in the city of Van in the very east of Turkey, the government has built more than 15,000 new houses for those who lost their homes. The 15,323 new flats were constructed within twelve months. All of them are equipped with individual 120 litre thermosiphon...

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  • China: Beijing Mandates Solar Hot Water Systems

    China: Beijing Mandates Solar Hot Water Systems

    On 1 March 2012, Beijing followed many other large Chinese cities in introducing its own solar thermal mandatory law. The new regulations are stipulated in document No. 3/2012, “Beijing Urban Construction Applications Management Approach”. Article 9 describes the scope of the new...

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  • Brazil: Solar Water Heater Case Studies in Multi-family Housing

    Brazil: Solar Water Heater Case Studies in Multi-family Housing

    In cooperation with engineering office SE-Studio Equinócio, the International Copper Association (ICA) Latin America has released a publication which highlights the use of solar heating in large residential buildings. Three installations that have been monitored for several years show the...

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  • Tunisia: PROSOL Subsidises 4,000 m² of Commercial Installations

    Tunisia: PROSOL Subsidises 4,000 m² of Commercial Installations

    The “Collective Prosol Programme” in Tunisia is gaining momentum. The National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME) started the subsidy programme for solar thermal installations in the tertiary sector back in 2008. The application rate was low at first, but 2010 became a good year for the...

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  • Brazil: New Requirements for Solar Installations on Social Housing

    Brazil: New Requirements for Solar Installations on Social Housing

    The Brazilian social housing programme 'My Home My Life' has now entered its second phase (2011/2014). Despite new rules, installing a solar water heater remains mandatory for all single-family houses whose owners have a wage lower than Brazilian Real (BRL) 1,600. The sector had to wait...

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  • UAE: Large-scale Solar Thermal Systems directly at the beach

    UAE: Large-scale Solar Thermal Systems directly at the beach

    The first large solar thermal project of Viessmann in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has already been in operation for four years, and has not experienced any major technical problems during that time. In 2007, the German heating boiler manufacturer delivered and installed 3,000 m2...

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  • Long-term Trend in Austria: Combi Systems in retrofitted Houses

    Long-term Trend in Austria: Combi Systems in retrofitted Houses

    Austrian flat plate collector manufacturers may smile again: Last year's decline seems to have been overcome. A quarterly anonymous survey carried out by an Austrian accounting company among 25 members of the solar thermal industry association Austria Solar (representing 75 % of the total...

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