Domestic Hot Water and Heating

  • Zero Emission Collector Factory in Germany

    Inauguration of the new flat plate collector factory of Wagner & Co. in Kirchhain, Germany Photo: Wagner & Co

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  • Promotion of Solar Water Heaters

    This 55-page study "International Experiences with the Promotion of Solar Water Heaters on Household-level", published in October 2006, introduces possible promotion mechanisms for solar water heaters on a household-level. Criteria for their assessment are defined in compliance therewith. The main...
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  • Solar Thermal Energy: Harnessing the Power of the Sun

    The video shows the use of solar thermal energy for heating in Europe. Examples from Denmark and Spain show the use in different climates. Interviews with users and manufacturers give a good overview of this clean energy technology. The video is provided for free by the Sustainable Energy Europe...
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  • Solar Victory in the U.S.

    Solar Victory in the U.S.

    The first days of October were sunny days for the renewables in the United States. First the Senate and two days later the House of Representatives passed the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 which extends the 30 % investment tax credits (ITC) for solar thermal systems as well as...

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  • Solar Heat – a Winner Technology for Austria

    Solar Heat – a Winner Technology for Austria

    “The four years of climate protection programme “klima:aktiv” in Austria was the most successful programme ever”, Robert Kanduth, the chairman of Austrian Solar Thermal Association, Austria Solar, and CEO of Greenonetec, the biggest flat-plate collector manufacturer worldwide. Kanduth was...

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  • Green credits in Mexico: Push for the Market

    Green credits in Mexico: Push for the Market

    Social housing in Mexico with solar water heaters: Tecamac is a typical suburb of Mexico City, where inhabitants can purchase apartments at a reasonable price. Photo: GTZ Mexico

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  • Fixed temperature thermosiphon system from India

    Fixed temperature thermosiphon system from India

    Solar water heater from India: The collector manufacturer Akson's Solar Equipments has launched the Akson Maestro system with the hot water tank positioned below the collector. Photo: Akson's Solar

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  • Still Uncertainty about U.S. Federal Tax Credits

    Still Uncertainty about U.S. Federal Tax Credits

    “Sunny Day For Solar” titled the U.S. American Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the 24th of September. A day beforehand, the Senate had approved its version of the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 which would extend the 30 % tax credits for solar thermal...

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