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International Training Courses in Berlin, Germany

International Training Courses in Berlin, Germany

Combining theory with practical training: The seminars of the Renewables Academy (RENAC) take place in the newly equipped training center in Berlin, Germany. Photo: RENAC …
Namibia: Solar Water Heaters Mandatory for Public Buildings

Namibia: Solar Water Heaters Mandatory for Public Buildings

A recoupment period of two years: The University of Namibia in Windhoek replaced an oil boiler that had reached the end of its life cycle with 109 solar water heaters. Photo: Namibian Engineering Cooperation/Solahart …
Production line of Absorption Chillers in Spain

Production line of Absorption Chillers in Spain

Factory of Climatewell in the Spanish town of Soria: The Swedish company is setting up a production line of solar absorption chillers. Photo: Climatewell …
Ontario: Solar Home Systems on Lease

Ontario: Solar Home Systems on Lease

The financial obstacle of buying a solar water heating (SWH) system is an issue for almost every company or household. Reliance Home Comfort (RHC), based in Toronto, offers a special renting system for water heaters to overcome this issue. The Canadian supplier for water heaters responded last year to a …
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 obstacles. Photo: …
Maharashtra State Leading the Way to Solar Bye-laws

Maharashtra State Leading the Way to Solar Bye-laws

Maharashtra state and its 35 districts: ten major cities approved solar bye-laws, others will follow soon The state of Maharashtra in Western India is the home to a lot of solar collector manufacturers. Now, the state also wants to lead the way when it comes to solar bye-laws. The State Maharashtra …
“I have several major goals at this point”

“I have several major goals at this point”

He has the US solar thermal industry behind him. Les Nelson was re-elected as Chair of the Solar Thermal Division at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) at the beginning of February. It is a position that the solar thermal expert has held since 1997. “He was re-elected with an …
Fair Season in China: Three Major Trends

Fair Season in China: Three Major Trends

Different vacuum tube technologies in comparison: The full-glass vacuum tube can easily be recognised by the extended and closed top. Photo: Sven Tetzlaff …
Three out of a dozen: Solar Thermal Fairs in China

Three out of a dozen: Solar Thermal Fairs in China

One of many regional fairs in China: the outdoor exhibition space in Zhengzhou, a city in Henan province Photo: Sven Tetzlaff …
Bulgaria: BEERECL Programme Extended

Bulgaria: BEERECL Programme Extended

A couple of years ago, Bulgaria began to support solar thermal systems by providing a combination of grants and loans for their installation. The so-called Residential Energy Efficiency Credit Line (REECL) programme has been quite successful. It has already supported 1,024 solar thermal systems since it was launched in May …
60 Solar Cities in India

60 Solar Cities in India

Nagpur city in central India – one of 60 solar cities in India supported by the government. An ambitious programme by the Indian federal Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will make Nagpur city a model solar city by 2012. The city, located in the state of Maharashtra, central …

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