RES 2020

  • Europe’s Policy Advocacy: Don’t Miss Opportunities of Solar Heating and Cooling

    The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation is expanding its services in policy advocacy and communication. In October 2014, the Brussels-based association set up a new information tool for members called ESTIF Policy Briefing, which is a regular newsletter gathering links to the most...

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  • Energy [R]evolution. A Sustainable EU 27 Energy Outlook (2012)

    This report was commissioned to the German National Centre for Aerospace, Energy and Transport Research by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC). It concludes that around half a million jobs could be created in Europe by 2020 if renewables energies and...

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  • Albania: New Draft Law to Support Solar Water Heating

    Albania is taking further steps towards implementing the European Union’s legal framework in terms of solar water heating (SWH) systems. In May 2012, a round-table discussion on the new draft of Albania’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) and the draft law...

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  • Solar Heating Plants (2011)

    This is a presentation made by Jan Olof Dalenbäck, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, during the International Solar District Heating Workshop that took place in Graz, Austria, in March 2011. The presentation provides a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats)...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy Plant Applied to District Heating (2011)

    This is a presentation by Ing. Franco Buscaroli and Ing. Roberto Amidei from AIRU, the Italian Association of Urban Heating, made during the International Solar District Heating Workshop that took place in Graz, Austria, in March 2011.

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  • Solar Heating and Cooling of Buildings (2007)

    This document includes detailed information about solar heating and cooling technologies for buildings. The document is one of the deliverables of the BRITA in PuBs project (Bringing Retrofit Innovation to Application in Public Buildings). This FP6 funded project involves different countries (...

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  • Solar Energy Cools Milk (2009)

    This paper summarises the results of a study made in the framework of the European Commission co-founded project MEDISCO (Mediterranean Food and Agro Industry Applications of Solar Cooling Technologies). The MEDISCO project (2006-2009) involves countries such as Italy, Spain, Germany,...

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  • NREAPs: Only 8 countries to plan with significant Area and Growth Rates

    Clear-cut concepts and mandatory targets to protect the climate was what the European Commission requested from the 27 EU members as they created their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs). On 30 June 2010, 23 states delivered their national version – with meagre success for solar...

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  • “We were prepared for this Outcome”

    In most of the National Renewable Energy Plans (NREAPs), solar thermal was not a priority. Only 8 countries announced significant collector area and growth rates (see news here). solarthermalworld.org asked Xavier Noyon, Secretary General of the European Solar...

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  • PV-Thermal Roadmap (2006)

    This is a guide for the development and market introduction of PV-Thermal (PVT) technology in Europe. The guide is one of the deliverables of the PVT Forum project, part of the EU-supported project PV-Catapult, a Coordination Action within the 6th Framework Programme. PVT technology is a...

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