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  • Italy: District Heating Sector shows great Interest in Solar Thermal

    Italy: District Heating Sector shows great Interest in Solar Thermal

    On 29 and 30 September, the project partners of the EU project SDHtake-off met for a workshop during the GeoThermExpo in Ferrara, Italy. “All the big players in district heating in Italy joined our meeting,” project coordinator Thomas Pauschinger from German research centre Solites says....

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  • Czech Republic: Rescue Plan to fill Budget Gaps

    Czech Republic: Rescue Plan to fill Budget Gaps

    In autumn of 2010, it became clear that the budget of the Czech subsidy programme Zelena Usporam (Green Savings) lacks about Czech Koruny CZK 8 billion (EUR 329 million). The Minister of Environment, Tomáš Chalupa, published a press release at the end of April 2011, describing how to...

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  • ESTEC 2011 in France: Early Bird Registration extended

    ESTEC 2011 in France: Early Bird Registration extended

    The early bird registration for the European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (estec 2011) has been extended to 15 July. You can save around EUR 100 if you sign up for the 2-day conference before this date. It will take place in Marseilles, France, on 20 and 21 October 2011. Fees are lower...

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  • USA: High Subsidy Level and Slow Motion in California

    USA: High Subsidy Level and Slow Motion in California

    Demand for subsidised solar water heater is very different in Europe and the USA. A comparison between California and the Czech Republic shows that the growth potential is much higher in European countries. The number of applications submitted to the national subsidy programme has been 100...

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  • Intersolar Speakers present latest figures of key Solar Thermal Markets

    Intersolar Speakers present latest figures of key Solar Thermal Markets

    Several well-known speakers shared their market figures from key solar thermal markets worldwide with the audience of the Global Solar Thermal Markets session at the Intersolar Conference at the beginning of June. Whereas India and Brazil maintain high growth rates, the European solar...

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  • Launch of ISOL Navigator: Asia moves up, while Europe lags behind

    Launch of ISOL Navigator: Asia moves up, while Europe lags behind

    The ISOL Navigator has been launched at the Intersolar Europe in Munich at the 8th of June. The international study presents the current and future market development in 16 key solar heating and cooling countries. The ISOL Navigator is based on the “ISOL Index”, an international business...

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  • Germany: International Training Seminar Solar Process Heat in Munich

    Germany: International Training Seminar Solar Process Heat in Munich

    While solar heat for domestic and service applications shows increasing market shares across Europe, solar process heat seems still very much in its infancy. In principle, the potential is enormous: About 30% of the total industrial heat demand requires temperature levels below 100°C,...

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  • Czech Republic: Subsidy Programme postponed further

    Czech Republic: Subsidy Programme postponed further

    The Czech subsidy programme “Zelena Usporam” will not be relaunched as planned at the beginning of February 2011. Why? Because during the last week before the halt of the programme in October 2010, the Ministry of Environment received 10,425 applications, which was much more than...

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  • Austria: Solar District Heating Workshop and Plant Visit Tour

    Austria: Solar District Heating Workshop and Plant Visit Tour

    Solar District Heating (SDH) is making its first step into the market. According to the website of IEE project “SDHtake-off - Solar District Heating in Europe”, experts estimate a long-term potential for solar district heat of 5% and an annual solar heat production of roughly 30 TWhth...

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  • “We were prepared for this Outcome”

    “We were prepared for this Outcome”

    In most of the National Renewable Energy Plans (NREAPs), solar thermal was not a priority. Only 8 countries announced significant collector area and growth rates (see news here). solarthermalworld.org asked Xavier Noyon, Secretary General of the European Solar...

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  • Czech Republic: Subsidy Programme halted

    Czech Republic: Subsidy Programme halted

    Czechs trying to finalize their applications for the subsidy programme Zelena Usporam (Green Savings) at the last minute: The Czech Ministry of the Environment had announced an interruption of the subsidy programme on 25 October – and halted it just a few days later.
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