Training and Education

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    IEA SHC Solar Academy: Solar Heating for Industrial Processes

    Researchers have worked intensively across national borders to increase deployment of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP), which is regarded as one of the most promising solar thermal applications. When IEA SHC Task 49, Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes, was...
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    Eurosun 2016: International university courses for solar energy

    The university of Kassel has been organising international classes for master and Ph.D. students for many years - such as the European Master Course in Solar Energy that includes a visit to the EuroSun 2016. Professor Klaus Vajen and student Hanna Sotnikova explain the advantages for students...

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    Germany: International Conference on Heat Access in Southern Africa

    Merging three individual conferences into the International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to Improve Energy Access was rewarded with a satisfying number of attendees visiting the latter. According to the organisers, 185 experts from 38 countries from all...
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    West Africa: Cabo Verde, Ghana and Nigeria Market Assessment

    ed and successful policies should be promoted – which is why the Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative (SOLTRAIN) should be implemented in West Africa as well. Since 2009, the programme has helped train about 2,150 people during 80 courses and install 187...

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    IEA SHC: Cost Reduction Analysis Workshops at German University of Stuttgart

    System cost reduction is one of the most urgent challenges of the solar thermal sector, especially in central Europe. The aim of Task 54 of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, Price Reduction of Solar Thermal Systems, is to lower solar heat prices by up to 40 %. Germany’s...
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  • Certification – A Marketing Tool for Solar Thermal Energy Professionals

    Certification – A Marketing Tool for Solar Thermal Energy Professionals

    To have a solar thermal system on the roof of one’s home may be a good thing if it does work well. But the probability that solar water heaters perform as they should and as long as they are supposed to is higher when they are installed by real experts familiar with the best practices of...
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  • Quality Infrastructure Crucial to Emerging Markets

    Quality Infrastructure Crucial to Emerging Markets

    In December 2015, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a comprehensive report on how to establish a quality infrastructure (QI) for solar water heaters on small-scale markets (see the attached document). The 76-page study is part of a series on Quality...
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  • Solar Cooling: Results Diagram Directs Stakeholders to Content of Interest

    Solar Cooling: Results Diagram Directs Stakeholders to Content of Interest

    The best solar research results are of little use if they are not distributed and known to stakeholders from the industry, planning departments or public authorities involved in the related field work. This becomes an even more important point if the aim of the research is to “...
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