Domestic Hot Water and Heating

  • 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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  • 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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