Domestic Hot Water and Heating

  • Guidelines for Solar Water Heating and Cooling Policy and Framework Conditions

    Considering the technology potential, and its economic, societal and environmental benefits, policy-makers should focus their attention towards the promotion of the solar thermal technology by setting the right framework conditions and policies to enable such deployment. In brief, policy makers...

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  • Solar Water Heaters Market Evaluation- A Full Case Study of Mexico

    This comprehensive case study analyses Mexico’s Solar Water Heating (SWH) market and enabling environment over the course of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project).

    Specifically, it examines the Mexican...

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  • Solar Water Heaters Market Evaluation- A Full Case Study of Chile

    This comprehensive case study analyses Chile’s Solar Water Heating (SWH) market and enabling environment over the course of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project). 

    Specifically it examines the SWH...

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  • Meet Where the Continents Meet: SHC2015 in Istanbul

    Meet Where the Continents Meet: SHC2015 in Istanbul

    Two continents meet in Istanbul, in a metropolis of 15 million. More than 230 researchers and industry representatives from five continents used this strategic spot for their participation in SHC2015, a high-level conference which took place at the beginning of December and focused on...
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  • Costa Rica: Rising Energy Prices to Benefit Solar Water Heating

    Costa Rica: Rising Energy Prices to Benefit Solar Water Heating

    Costa Ricans currently spend up to 40 % of their electricity bill on hot water supply. With an average annual increase of 5.3 %, the demand for electricity has quadrupled over the last 20 years and prices have more than doubled during the same period. Therefore, one should assume solar...
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  • Austria: One World Solar Collector Receives Solar Keymark

    Austria: One World Solar Collector Receives Solar Keymark

    The One World Solar Collector developed by Austrian company Sunlumo finally received a Solar Keymark certificate in October 2015 (see the attached PDF). This is a milestone in the long design and development process, which started in 2009. “We designed a completely new collector...
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  • Brazil: Impact of São Paulo Solar Obligation

    Brazil: Impact of São Paulo Solar Obligation

    São Paulo’s around 30,000 new building permits per year and a municipality bylaw (Number 14449/2007) which has required construction companies to make solar water heating part of...
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  • Austria: Mysolar Offers to Replace Old Solar Thermal Collectors

    Austria: Mysolar Offers to Replace Old Solar Thermal Collectors

    In a country with a high market penetration of solar water heaters and a decline in new installations, companies have to look for new business opportunities elsewhere. For example, Austrian installation company Mysolar specialises in replacing old solar water heaters which...
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