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Sweden: Increased Subsidy Budget

Solar roof in the Swedish city of Onsala: The increased subsidies in Sweden focus on larger collector fields – like the 220 m2 plant from 2005. Photo: Jan-Olof Dalenbäck …
Solar Obligation for Public Buildings in Namibia (2007)

Solar Obligation for Public Buildings in Namibia (2007)

Namibia has successfully implemented a directive in 2007 which requires SWH on all new public buildings, on existing public buildings without water heaters and existing public buildings with electric geysers. Namibia could reduce its peak electricity demand by almost 20 MW thanks to this directive. Find more details about the …
Chiryu Heater: 46 Years of Collector Manufacturing in Japan

Chiryu Heater: 46 Years of Collector Manufacturing in Japan

Second oldest collector manufacturer worldwide: the Japanese company Chiryu Heater which is run by Yasuo Okamoto. He told solarthermalworld.org the history of the company that his father Ei-ichi Okamoto founded in 1944. Photo: Bärbel Epp …
Difficult Task: Implementing Solar Building Codes in Italy

Difficult Task: Implementing Solar Building Codes in Italy

Orientation in the solar obligation jungle in Italy: The website of the EU-Project ProSTO gives advice and support to municipalities in Italy and other European countries to successfully implement solar building codes …
Portugal: Unclear Conditions with the Incentive Programme

Portugal: Unclear Conditions with the Incentive Programme

“The intentions were good, but the implementation was very confusing. When the programme started in March, the market players were not informed and only one company met the conditions of it”. This is how Jorge Vaz from the Portuguese collector manufacturer Openplus Energy Systems judged the new incentive programme in …
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Tokyo Gas launches balcony-integrated Collector

Japan´s large natural gas company, Tokyo Gas, started producing a collector panel that can be integrated into balconies. The low-cost system is a combination of solar panels and a gas water heater. Photo: Tokyo Gas …
Solar houses: Renewables to Make Up 50 % of the Annual Energy Demand

Solar houses: Renewables to Make Up 50 % of the Annual Energy Demand

There was no going around the huge Solarhaus 50+ sign in the centre of Hall B2 at the Intersolar, the international solar fair in Munich at the end of May. Solar Energy covers more than 50% of the heating demand of such a Solarhaus 50+. Photo: Bärbel Epp …
Strategic Partnerships for Turnkey Solar Collector Factories

Strategic Partnerships for Turnkey Solar Collector Factories

Premiere at the Intersolar fair in Munich, Germany: SMI from Italy and Sunrise from Greece publicly announced their strategic partnership, with the goal to offer turnkey machinery solutions to the solar thermal industry. Photo: Bärbel Epp …

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