estec 2011

  • Philippe Papillon speaks of INES' different Solar Thermal Energy Projects

    Interview with Philippe Papillon from INES, made during ESTEC 2011 conference in Marseille. Philippe speaks of his organisation's work on solar thermal energy. 30% of the 15-strong team's time is spent on system design and testing, with a main focus on auxiliary consumption and the reduction of...

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  • Paolo Frankl Speaks About IEA's 2012 Solar Heating and Cooling Roadmap

    This is an interview with Paolo Frankl from IEA made during the ESTEC 2011 conference in Marseille. Paolo explains that IEA is paying more attention to heating and its contribution to consumption. The IEA will release by spring 2012 a solar heating and cooling roadmap. Solar energy in the...

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  • Matthew Carlson Speaks About the 'Solar Thermal Advantage' Initiative

    This is an interview with Matthew Carlson, CEO of the US company Sunnvations, made during ESTEC 2011, in Marseille. Matthew Carlson speaks about the innovative products of its company. He also explains the objectives of the US initiative 'Solar Thermal Advantage'. For more Solarthermalworld.org...
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  • Jose Antonio Perez Speaks at ESTEC 2011

    This is an interview with Jose Antonio Perez, from BDR Thermea Group BV, the third largest heating company in Europe. Mr Perez is a Board Member of ESTIF. In this interview he speaks about the importance of solar for his company and gives his opinion on how solar thermal could become more...

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  • Italy: Political Frame Condition Update

    Italy: Political Frame Condition Update

    The change at the helm of government in Italy has already had some positive effects on the solar thermal sector. The tax credit extensions were confirmed earlier than in the years before. At the beginning of December, the government approved the extension until 31 December 2012 under the...

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  • Europe: Which Path Takes the Small-capacity Sorption Cooling Industry?

    Europe: Which Path Takes the Small-capacity Sorption Cooling Industry?

    Whereas the global market for chillers with small cooling capacities has a volume of around 70 million units annually, the European industry of small-capacity sorption cooling is still in its infancy and is facing many challenges. A newly published study, “Scenario Planning for the...

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  • Poland: Growing Demand to fund Solar Thermal Systems

    Poland: Growing Demand to fund Solar Thermal Systems

    By 15 October 2011, a total of 11,386 applications have been submitted by banks within the residential subsidy programme of the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW). The monthly application rate has increased tremendously - from 15 applications in...

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  • Estec 2011: “We need incentive tariffs for solar thermal”

    Estec 2011: “We need incentive tariffs for solar thermal”

    The crisis in the European key countries was present during the entire 5th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (ESTEC) in Marseilles on 20 and 21 October 2011. Around 300 speakers and participants tried to deliver new ideas and concepts to get the industry back on track. At the second...

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  • Winners of the Solarthermalworld.org Quiz 2011

    Winners of the Solarthermalworld.org Quiz 2011

    Second round of the solarthermalworld.org quiz: The winners of 2011 were announced at the end of the ESTEC 2011 conference in Marseilles, France, on 21 October. The photo shows the three participants who were able to answer the ten questions in the shortest time (from left): Jan Knaack (...

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