Domestic Hot Water and Heating

  • SHC2015: The Challenge of Smart Heating

    SHC2015: The Challenge of Smart Heating

    veral quickly receding waves of smart home hypes, the current trend to link devices in residential homes seems comparably stable. Drivers of the development are energy, security and comfort. Although new products and services for smart homes focus on electricity usage, Uwe Trenkner is...
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  • Saudi Arabia: “Cheap might still be too expensive”

    Saudi Arabia: “Cheap might still be too expensive”

    With a solar radiation of up to 2,550 kWh/m², Saudi Arabia seems destined to be a frequent user of solar thermal energy. Solar heating and cooling, however, are not very common in the Kingdom. A new housing programme launched by the government is now adding solar water heating to the list...
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  • Quality Infrastructure Crucial to Emerging Markets

    Quality Infrastructure Crucial to Emerging Markets

    In December 2015, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a comprehensive report on how to establish a quality infrastructure (QI) for solar water heaters on small-scale markets (see the attached document). The 76-page study is part of a series on Quality...
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  • France: Monitoring Innovations – Rebuilding Investor Confidence

    France: Monitoring Innovations – Rebuilding Investor Confidence

    “The French market has been suffering from inadequately performing solar thermal installations made in the boom years of 2009 to 2011 because of untrained installers,” said Edwige Gautier, Project Coordinator at Enerplan, the Union of Professionals in Solar Energy, during her speech at...
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  • Europe: Strategy on Heating and Cooling Launches in February 2016

    Europe: Strategy on Heating and Cooling Launches in February 2016

    The publication of the EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling (Heat Strategy) is now scheduled for February 2016, when it will be published as part of the winter (legislative) package comprising a revised Security of Gas Supply Regulation and an EU strategy for liquefied natural gas. The...
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  • Guide for Solar Heating and Cooling Awareness-Raising Campaigns

    This guide aims to assist those actors interested in promoting solar heating and cooling and it addresses the design and implementation of awareness raising campaigns.

    In order to provide guidance on the design and implementation of awareness raising campaigns, this guide is conceived as...

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  • Guidelines on Standardization and Quality Assurance for Solar Thermal

    This Guidelines aims at explaining the relevance of quality assurance for a sustainable market development, besides providing an overview of quality assurance measures applied to solar thermal products and installations around the world. It indicates some possible steps in order to set up a...

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