Six Pillar: Certification

Big solar plans in Mexico City

On 25 May, the mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, announced plans to turn the capital into a solar city based on a new Energy Sustainability Strategy for the years […]

Mexican quality standard published but not yet in force

The implementation of Mexico’s new NOM-027-ENER/SCFI-2018 standard on solar water heaters has been postponed. Following its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation on 28 August 2018, it was […]

Supporting quality standards in Jordan

Jordanian-based NUR Solar Systems increased sales of solar water heaters significantly last year. Their share in total turnover jumped from 40 % in 2017 to 80 %. Laith Zatar, Project […]

Quality and certification can push solar markets

That a wider use of quality standards in the solar thermal sector leads to increased internationalisation and cost saving for manufacturers was the conclusion of those listening to a webinar […]

Steps towards certification in Arab countries

Good product quality has become a key factor in some Arab countries. Egypt joined the Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative, or SHAMCI for short, in 2017, and Jordan […]

A closer look at six Latin American and Caribbean markets

Fundación Bariloche, a private-sector research institute based in Argentina, has recently published a report on the differences between the solar thermal markets in Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay. […]

Solar Keymark Network gets new chairman

The Solar Keymark Network meeting held in Spain this March saw a new chairman, Andreas Bohren (see photo), leading a reshaped organisation. From now on, the members of the network, […]