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  • Albania: Solar Water Heaters Project increases Market Size (2008)

    Albania: Solar Water Heaters Project increases Market Size (2008)

    Albanian's solar thermal testing centre: inaugurated in September 2008, managed by the Harry Fultz Institute in Tirana and financed by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
    Photo: www.entwicklung.at

    Stimulating the...

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  • European Institutes to Test According to Australian Standards

    European Institutes to Test According to Australian Standards

    The Australian solar thermal market is growing rapidly – on average 27 % within the last two years. One factor in the countrywide growth is the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) provided for newly installed solar thermal systems.

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  • IEA-SHC 43: On the Way to Harmonize Testing and Certification

    IEA-SHC 43: On the Way to Harmonize Testing and Certification

    At the request of the US Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (SRCC), the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) formed Task 43, the “Solar Rating and Certification Procedure”.
    Photo: IEA SHC

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  • European Facilities Testing Products for the US Market

    European Facilities Testing Products for the US Market

    Accredited for SRCC testing: The SPF Institute for Solar Technology from Switzerland is one of six European testing institutes being able to test collectors according to quality standards by the US-American Solar Rating & Certification Corporation.
    Photo: SPF Rapperswil...

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  • Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group

    Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group

    Independent solar cooling specialists and lobbyists: Dr Paul Kohlenbach (left) initiated the Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group (ausSCIG) and Dr. Uli Jakob initiated the Green Chiller Association for Sorption Cooling e.V. in Europe. Together the two experts run the company Solem...

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  • Technical Requirements of Low Temperature Solar Systems (2009)

    This document produced, in 2009, by IDEA (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) in collaboration with CENSOLAR (Spanish Solar Energy Training Centre), provides an overview of the minimum technical conditions to be met by solar thermal water heating systems, covering also...

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  • Solar Thermal Ordinances: State of Art in Europe (2008)

    This report, from 2008, produced by Intelligent Energy Europe, and integrated in the ProSTO project (Best Practice Implementation of Solar Thermal Obligations) makes an assessment of existing solar thermal ordinances (STO), using a total of 11 case studies in different countries such as Italy...

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  • Comprehensive Testing of laser-welded Aluminium Absorbers

    Comprehensive Testing of laser-welded Aluminium Absorbers

    Shock, deformation, solidness and corrosion tests of laser-welded absorbers are all described in the “mirotherm absorber fact book”. This book can serve as a best practice resource for testing standards of new absorber and collector panels in the sector. Photo: Alanod

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  • Manufacturer Founds Air Collector Association SAHWIA

    Manufacturer Founds Air Collector Association SAHWIA

    Air collector companies exist very much in the shadows of the manufacturers of water collectors. Therefore a Solar Air Heating World Industry Association (SAHWIA) is necessary. But not all manufacturers are pleased with the procedure that lead to the association’s founding. Photo:...

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  • Cape Town: Draft of Solar Water Heating Bye-law

    Cape Town: Draft of Solar Water Heating Bye-law

    Currently, solar water heating systems have hardly penetrated in Cape Town, South Africa. Only 2 % of city’s 906,000 households use solar energy. The planned bye-law should boost the market to 76,000 newly installed system in the next two years, but has been delayed due to continuous legal...

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