Fonds Chaleur

  • Enerplan

    French SOCOL network analyses market drivers and barriers

    The SOCOL network has become more involved than ever in shaping the future of the French solar thermal sector, having grown quickly from just 155 experts in 2013 to 2,500...
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  • France Increases Public Support for Solar Thermal

    France Increases Public Support for Solar Thermal

    The French energy agency Ademe has been supporting renewable heat production in the industry, the district heating sector and at multi-family buildings since 2009. The budget of the national subsidy scheme, Fonds Chaleur (Heat Fund), will double in amount from around EUR 240 million per...

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  • France: New ESCO Focuses on Process Heat

    France: New ESCO Focuses on Process Heat

    A start-up company will host the next Task 49 meeting in Montpellier, France. This is unusual for the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, but the business target of French company Sunti is a perfect fit for Task 49, which aims at increasing solar heat integration into industrial...
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  • France: Mixed Feelings about 2015 Industry Development

    France: Mixed Feelings about 2015 Industry Development

    The solar thermal industry in France is going through difficult times: In 2014, market volume decreased again, this time by around 15 %, and business satisfaction among solar thermal system suppliers has been low. Both results are outcomes of the second one-day workshop held in Aix-les-...
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  • ESTIF: Call for Paper for estec 2011

    ESTIF: Call for Paper for estec 2011

    The 5th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (estec) will take place in Marseilles, France, on 20 and 21 October 2011. The international event is organised by both the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and the French solar energy association Enerplan and, supported by...

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  • Solar Cooling: 20 Questions assess Project Success Rate

    Solar Cooling: 20 Questions assess Project Success Rate

    Can a solar cooling system be integrated in my building or my industrial processes? Answering this question with a simple Yes or No is not as easy as it seems. If a solar cooling system turns out to be a feasible investment largely depends on the parameters of the existing heating and...

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