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main drivers in Cyprus

Stable development for sunny Cyprus

In 2022 Cyprus achieved an impressive 5 % increase in its solar collector area additions, reaching the pre-Pandemic level of 74,000 m2 of newly installed collector area (51.8 MW). This growth was not only the result of the ongoing and extensive public grant schemes but also the “widespread development of …
solar air heating

“Exclusion of uncovered collectors from German funding schemes is no longer appropriate”

Demand for solar air heating for agricultural drying as well as heating warehouses, factories and sports halls is growing in Germany. The main suppliers of solar air collectors in Central Europe: Grammer, Cona, SolarVenti, Etapart and kWhplus all confirm this trend. However, the funding agencies in Germany make a big …
heat transition in Germany

Largest solar industrial heat plant in Germany heats gas

Mid-November was a turbulent week for the heat transition in Germany. On 21 November, one of the largest solar process heat plants in Germany went into operation – a 1.5 MW vacuum tube collector field for a gas pressure regulating system. In the same week, HeatExpo, a trade fair specifically …
solar neighborhoods

Interdisciplinary author team answers ten questions concerning planning and design strategies for solar neighborhoods

10 key questions, 12 authors and two years of drafting time led to a comprehensive paper on planning and design strategies for solar neighborhoods, which has just been published by the journal Building and Environment. The initiative originated from Associate Professor Maria Wall, who heads IEA SHC Task 63 on …
Positive Energy Districts

Step by step, the Bulgarian city of Smolyan is aiming to become an energy-positive city

At the beginning of October 2023, the EU project +CityxChange came to an end with a final conference in the Norwegian city of Trondheim. Since its launch, the two lighthouse cities Trondheim (Norway) and Limerick (Ireland), together with their so-called follower cities Alba Iulia (Romania), Pisek (Czech Republic), Võru (Estonia), …
IEA SHC Solar Academy training in Cape Verde with high visibility

IEA SHC Solar Academy training in Cape Verde with high visibility

The IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme pursues a multidimensional approach to support the market transformation of solar cooling. This includes training for entrepreneurs from the installation industry and energy experts from administration at a national level. The photo shows solar cooling expert Dr Uli Jakob during a two-day specialized …
Decarbonization – a winning card for industry

Decarbonization – a winning card for industry

Decarbonization of heat in industry is now getting a lot more attention in Brussels. The Member of Parliament Beatrice Covassi together with Solar Heat Europe organized an event at the EU Parliament on 11 October under the title “Enabling industrial decarbonization”. The 10 MW solar industrial heat plant at malt …
Technical tour to Europe's largest solar industrial heat plant at Heineken Spain

Technical tour to Europe’s largest solar industrial heat plant at Heineken Spain

The inauguration of the 30 MW parabolic trough plant at the Heineken factory in Seville, Spain, on 30 September 2023 was exactly on time. The investor and plant operator Engie España had to put the plant into operation before the end of September in order to receive the extensive subsidy …


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