Know More about Solar Water Heating System (2012)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on October 9, 2014

This document provides basic information on solar water heating systems. It has been developed by the Hong Kong Electrical and Mechanical Service Department to foster the use of solar thermal system for hot water production in the framework of an increased use of renewable energies in that region.

SHAAMS WP 4: The Regional State of the Art in Jordan Region

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 8, 2014

This report, published by SHAAMS, the Strategic Hubs for the Analysis and Acceleration of the Mediterranean Solar Sector, provides a general picture of the solar energy sector in Jordan and makes a SWOT analyses.  It shares information on the regional solar policies and strategies already in place, on R&D projects and awareness campaigns.  With regards to solar thermal energy, the report indicates that  

Guidelines for Determining the Tax Credit for Investing in Renewable Energy Property (2014)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on October 7, 2014

This document provides information and guidelines on tax credits resulting from investing in renewable energies in North Carolina. It provides a legislative background of the issue dating back to 1999 as well as punctual information on credit ceilings, definitions, eligibility, requirements, frequently asked questions and tax credit amount for each type of renewable energy considered.

A Method for Water Disinfection with Solar Pasteurisation for Rural Areas of Bangladesh (2014)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on October 3, 2014

This Master thesis has been written by Erika Lundgren as part of the Masters Programme in Environmental and Water Engineering at Uppsala University, Sweden. It was financed by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) on behalf of International Science Programme (ISP) at Uppsala University, involving also the department of Biomedical and Physics at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

India: Request for proposal: Development of Material and Component Specifications of Six Standards Concentrated Solar Technologies as Reference Document for Maintaining Quality in the Field (2014)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 2, 2014

In its effort to rely more and more on solar thermal energy and increase the use of Concentrated Solar Technologies (CST), the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has implemented a project, supported by the UNPD/GEF, which aims at developing material and component specifications of 6 standards CSTs as reference document for maintaining quality in the field by manufacturers.  The Ministry has launched a request for proposal and published a bid document.

Overview of Solar Thermal Process Heat & Cooling in India (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 2, 2014

This presentation was given by Dr. A.K. Singhal of the Indian Ministry of New & Renewable Energy at the 3rd Indo-German Energy Symposium in Delhi in May 2012.  The speaker provides a detailed overview of the various solar thermal technologies already available or still under development in India.  The presentation focuses on Solar Water Heating (SWH), Solar Air Heating, Process Heat and Solar Cooling.   SHW is well developed in India and in 2012 5.10 million m² of collectors had already been installed, with the objective to reach 18.7 million by 2022.

Austria: “Heat networks must enable decentralised feed-in options”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 2, 2014
Roger Hackstock“Renewables have turned the world of electricity upside down,” the former Managing Director of Austria Solar, Roger Hackstock, writes in his book Energiewende - Die Revolution hat schon begonnen (roughly translated as Energy Transformation – The Revolution Has Already Begun) published at the beginning of this year. Hackstock’s words refer to the grid’s high share of renewable electricity supply, which has caused electricity prices to tumble on the European Energy Exchange (EEX). Solarthermalworld.org spoke with the book author about what impact the price turbulence at the exchange has had on the heating market.
 

Turkey: Three Vacuum Tube Manufacturers Eying Export Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 2, 2014
SolarsanTurkey‘s three vacuum tube manufacturers, which were set up in response to the high import taxes the government imposed on Chinese vacuum tubes in July 2011, have now become part of an export industry themselves. Lara Solar, Assolar and Solarsan all claim to have already been exporting vacuum tubes to different regions worldwide. The photo shows glass tube melting at Solarsan’s factory in the city of Nazilli in Aydın Province on Turkey’s west coast.
Photo: Solarsan
 

Italy: Plans to Simplify Conto Termico Administration

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 1, 2014
CMG SolariNearly two years after the start of Italian incentive programme Conto Termico, some difficulties still persist: There are currently around 7,000 applications for the programme, most of them for solar thermal systems, but this is a really small number compared to the funding available. Nevertheless, the constant pressure that the associations have put on decision-makers over almost the past two years seems to finally pay off.
Photo: CMG Solari
 

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