Certification

  • China: Subsidy Scheme for Energy-Efficient Products

    China: Subsidy Scheme for Energy-Efficient Products

    The Chinese government is taking further steps to consolidate the market and improve quality. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and China’s Ministry of Finance have launched a new initiative to support the distribution of high-efficiency solar water heaters (SWH...

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  • Lebanon: Successful Installation of Testing Equipment

    Lebanon: Successful Installation of Testing Equipment

    The new test facility for solar thermal collectors at the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) in Beirut, Lebanon, is now in its warm-up phase: At present, the technical team is preparing the collector testing for the upcoming...

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  • Brazil: IPT Inaugurates Test Lab with Solar Simulator

    Brazil: IPT Inaugurates Test Lab with Solar Simulator

    The building installations lab of the Institute for Technological Research, IPT, in São Paulo inaugurated its solar simulator on 26 August which it has bought some time ago. The simulator is thought to support the development and testing of solar thermal collectors. Setting it up...

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  • Lebanon Launches First Qualification Programme in Middle East

    Lebanon Launches First Qualification Programme in Middle East

    Lebanon’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) from 2011 to 2015 bears first fruits. The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) has successfully implemented a prequalification scheme for solar water heater manufacturers and suppliers. The first prequalification...

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  • Arab Countries /Germany: Kick-off Meeting for ARSOL Certification Programme

    Arab Countries /Germany: Kick-off Meeting for ARSOL Certification Programme

    A new strategy to promote solar thermal technology in the Arab region is bearing fruit: Hosted by the German Institute for Solar and Heating Technology, SWT, the kick-off meeting for the Solar Water Heaters Certification Programme (ARSOL) took place in the south of Germany at the...

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  • Brazil: Quality Labelling Inmetro Soon Mandatory

    Brazil: Quality Labelling Inmetro Soon Mandatory

    Brazilian Labeling Programme PBE – so far a voluntary label - will become mandatory within the next two years. After the transition period of 24 months, all of the around 150 manufacturers of solar collectors and tanks must adhere to the requirements of the new Technical Requirements on...

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  • Solar Water Heating Companies Qualification (2012)

    This document outlines the Solar Water Heating Companies Qualification, a national certification and quality control system proposed by the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) in order to further develop the solar thermal market in Lebanon. Currently, there is a target for 140,000m2...

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  • Market Study - EU HighCombi project (2011)

    This document provides information on the EU project HighCombi. It includes a market study of the project's six target countries, and outlines the solar thermal state of the art in each.

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  • Non-Conventional Energy Sources in Colombia (2011)

    This is the presentation of Mr. Henry Zapata from the Colombian Government during the UNEP (United National Environment Programme) Regional Workshop jointly held with OLADE (the Latin American Energy Organization) in Chile (June 2011) about the UN-funded project Solar Water Heating...

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