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At the turn of the year, German market research agency solrico became the new owner of global SHC news portal, with the January newsletter being the first to have been sent out under new management. But that’s not all: A new decade of growth lies ahead. In the last months, the solar thermal sector has seen a tremendous amount of support from both industry leaders in Europe and globally renowned organisations such as REN21, IRENA and the IEA. 
We invite you to join us in launching into a new era of opportunity. We’ll be at your side every step of the way, giving you the latest on SHC markets, technology and policies all throughout 2021. If you haven’t already, now is the time to sign up for our free monthly newsletter:
Please note: If you subscribed prior to 7 January 2021 but didn’t receive a newsletter on that date, please check your Spam folder, as it was sent from a new email address: is a highly popular platform bringing together industry professionals, business leaders, researchers and government officials from all corners of the globe. Our monthly newsletter is sent to more than 8,000 subscribers, and about 20,000 users visit our social media accounts regularly, guaranteeing a broad reach among experts interested in SHC technology and markets. was founded in 2008 by the European Copper Institute (ECI), a Brussels-based association that represents the interests of Europe’s copper industry. ECI was instrumental in making the site the global SHC showcase it is today, and will remain a supporting partner in the future.

On 1 January 2021, solrico assumed complete ownership of Together with long-time partner organisations such as ECI, the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, and the international Solar Payback project, solrico will keep offering readers new insights, tons of data and in-depth analyses of the SHC industry.

We would like to thank everyone for their excellent contributions and strong support in 2020, and we wish all our readers and contributors a successful year ahead. Stay healthy!

Baerbel Epp

Bärbel Epp is Founder and Director of the German communication and market research agency solrico and editor-in-chief of