Brief on Solar Thermal Research & Development Activities of Sokoto Energy Research Centre, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto - Nigeria (2014)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on December 18, 2014

This document was presented at the ECOWAS Solar Thermal Energy Capacity Building and Demonstration Programme conference held on 13 and 14 June 2014 in Praia, Cape Verde. The presentation was made by Dr M M Garba from the Sokoto Energy Research Centre, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria. 

Austria: Gasokol and Sunwin Merge

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 18, 2014
SunWin and GasokolAustria’s market consolidation continues: At the beginning of December 2014, the two collector manufacturers Gasokol and Sunwin announced that they would merge their businesses and manufacturing activities. Sunwin´s modern production line would be moved from Pasching, where Sunwin´s company headquarters are located, to Saxen, Gasokol’s headquarters 50 kilometres away, and the new manufacturer would start operating at the beginning of 2015. According to the press release, the offerings of the two companies would still be available after the merger. The photo shows Gasokol´s Managing Director Ronald Gattringer (left) shaking hands with Sunwin´s Managing Director Hans Neunteufel. 
Photo: Gasokol
 

Spain: Solar Thermal Incentives in Valencia

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 17, 2014
ValenciaFrom 10 December on, the government of the Spanish region of Valencia has been accepting applications from those institutions and enterprises willing to utilise renewable energy sources such as solar thermal. The overall budget of the Programa de Energias Renovables y Biocarburantes (translated as Programme for Renewable Energies and Biofuels) is EUR 145,000 and its grants cover up to 45 % of the solar thermal system costs. Investors can submit the application forms to the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness, IVACE, until 28 December 2014 (see attached document).
Map: Wikipedia
 

Tunisia: Ups and Downs of Prosol Subsidy Scheme

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 15, 2014

Tunisia’s incentive and low-interest loan scheme Prosol can already celebrate its tenth anniversary next year.

Building the Invisible Sun: Solar District Heating with Long-Term Thermal Energy Storage (2014)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on December 12, 2014

This document on solar district heating (SDH) was presented by Adam Reed, research associate at the University of Colorado Boulder, at the Western Energy Policy Research Conference held in San Francisco on 4-5 September 2014.

SHC Solar Update Newsletter (2014)

Submitted by Pam Murphy on December 5, 2014

The latest issue of the SHC Programme's Solar Update newsletter highlights China, work on solar cooling, solar and urban planning, solar and heat pumps and the new global certification newwork.

Editor: Pam Murphy

Date: October 2014

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Solar Energy complements Building Architecture (2014)

Submitted by Pam Murphy on December 5, 2014

A free IEA SHC online database of 50 projects from 11 countries highlights how active and passive solar can decrease energy demand and enhance a building's architectural quality 

Author: Maria Wall

The South African Solar Thermal Technology Road Map (2014)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on December 5, 2014

This document illustrates the strategies of the South African Solar Thermal Technology Roadmap (SA STTRM), a project within the South African Solar Thermal Technology Platform (SA-STTP) which supports the use of solar energy sources for applications such as water heating, (solar) cooling, process heat and low temperature steam.

Overview of Solar Thermal System in Japan (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 3, 2014

This overview was presented by Takahiro Nagata of the Japanese Institute of Energy Economics during a seminar on “The Japanese Market for Heat Generation by Renewable Energies” organized in May 2012 under the German project “Exportinitiative Erneuerbare Energien” supported by the German Ministry for Economy and Energy.

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