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Zimbabwe: “Installing 100 locally produced storage tanks in 2013 would be a big success”

Zimbabwe: “Installing 100 locally produced storage tanks in 2013 would be a big success”

At the beginning of December last year, the Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative (SOLTRAIN) entered its second phase. The aim of the project is to support the African partner countries Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in developing an energy supply based on renewable energy in general …
Austria: Tough Competition in a Shrinking Market

Austria: Tough Competition in a Shrinking Market

2012 meant shrinking sales figures in the Austrian solar thermal market for the third time in a row. Although most states have increased their subsidies for solar thermal, 2013 does not seem to get any better. Three companies went bankrupt within the last four months. Collector prices on the market …
Italy: New Mandatory Quality Standards Trouble Installers

Italy: New Mandatory Quality Standards Trouble Installers

On 24 January, the Conference of Italian Regions adopted the guideline [translated] ”Training standard for the installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems – in accordance with Legislative Decree 28/2011”. The guideline implements the requirements of article 15 of Law 28 with regard to qualification schemes for installers of renewable …
Brazil: Solar-preheated Water for Factory Canteen of Aircraft Producer Embraer

Brazil: Solar-preheated Water for Factory Canteen of Aircraft Producer Embraer

Bosch Thermotechnology is planning to expand its business in Brazil’s commercial segment. The German boiler manufacturer, which has also been producing collectors and solar tanks for decades in Germany, has just inaugurated a new solar thermal installation at Embraer in São José dos Campos in the state of São Paulo, …
Market Assessment Report and Solar Thermal Action Plan for the Mediterranean Region

Market Assessment Report and Solar Thermal Action Plan for the Mediterranean Region

“The Mediterranean region is endowed with a significant market potential and could become a frontrunner in the development of solar water heating and cooling technologies in several application areas.” This is one conclusion of the study “Solar Thermal in the Mediterranean Region – Market Assessment Report” published in September 2012 …
India: NABARD Scheme Successful with Buyers

India: NABARD Scheme Successful with Buyers

The subsidy scheme of the Indian National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has grown into a successful programme since its implementation in August 2011. NABARD has already received 4,364 applications from rural households. Applicants can choose between a subsidy covering 30% of the benchmark costs or a low-interest …
Thailand / Brazil / Central America: Business Trips for German Stakeholders

Thailand / Brazil / Central America: Business Trips for German Stakeholders

Countries in Southeast Asia have big plans for solar energy. Thailand’s government in particular knows precisely how its future energy and environment policies should look like. It has pledged to both expand the use of renewables and improve energy efficiency across the nation. Until 2021, the government aims at a …
India: Rising Diesel Prices Boost Attractiveness of Solar Thermal

India: Rising Diesel Prices Boost Attractiveness of Solar Thermal

India’s government announced at the beginning of this year that it would gradually increase the price of diesel by INR 1 each month for the following 10 months. The government is aiming to bring retail prices in India on a par with international crude prices, in order to reduce the …

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