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  • India: Maharishi Partners with Abengoa Solar to Offer High-temperature Solar Applications

    India: Maharishi Partners with Abengoa Solar to Offer High-temperature Solar Applications

    Manufacturer of solar thermal technology: So far, Maharishi Solar has been producing flat plate collectors and photovoltaic panels. The company now wants to extend its portfolio by including concentration solar systems to generate steam utilized in industrial production. Photo:...

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  • Almeria Solar Platform Center - Annual Report (2007)

    The Almeria Solar Platform (PSA) is a European test facility center developed by the CIEMAT Spanish Center for Energy, Environment and Technological Research, devoted to the development of concentrating solar technologies in Spain.
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  • Alcohol Distillation by Solar Energy (1991)

    This paper from 1991, funded by the Indian Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources of the Ministry of Energy in New Delhi, reports the successful use of solar energy for the distillation of alcohol.

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  • Market Study on Solar Collectors in Chile (2006)

    In 2004, the consumption of primary energy sources in Chile was still very significant (oil 39%; natural gas 19%; hydroelectricity 18%; coal 10% and wood and other fuels 14%). Given this high dependence on fossil fuels, the Government of Chile has set a target of supplying 15% of the new...

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  • Thermoelectric Solar Centrals

    Generating electric energy apart from the Sun is not only possible through fotovoltage solar panels, but also from heat produced from solar radiation. The technology able to achieve this is called Thermoelectric Solar.

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  • Netherlands’ Subsidy Programme Expands the Market

    Netherlands’ Subsidy Programme Expands the Market

    Since 2006, the solar thermal market in the Netherlands has enjoyed an annual growth rate of 20 – 30%. The currently biggest pieces of the pie go to glycol-drainback solar combination systems (<6 m²). The new incentive programme “Duurzame Warmte” (Sustainable Warmth programme) now offers an...

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  • Arizona: Solar Pre-heating for Sports Drinks

    Arizona: Solar Pre-heating for Sports Drinks

      It is one of the world's most efficient solar thermal installations: the solar thermal pre-heating system, which Gatorade, a subsidiary of the US-American soft drink producer PepsiCo, had installed this year in a factory in Arizona, US. The company responsible for designing the Arizonan...
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  • New and Improved Incentive Schemes in Canada

    New and Improved Incentive Schemes in Canada

    Canadians benefit from a series of improvements that the federal supporting measures for solar thermal technology brought forth. First of all, the funding for the ecoEnergy Retrofit Homes Program – a programme for residential home owners - has been increased by 300 million Canadian Dollars (CAD)....
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  • May in Europe: Four Solar Thermal Events Within One Month Alone

    May in Europe: Four Solar Thermal Events Within One Month Alone

    There are a lot of places in Europe during the month of May where you can listen to highly regarded solar thermal speakers. Four solar thermal conferences will then take place in three different countries: Germany, Italy and Poland.

    Solar thermal symposium...

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