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  • Estimated Global Solar Thermal Turnover in 2013: around EUR 18 billion

    Estimated Global Solar Thermal Turnover in 2013: around EUR 18 billion

    Solar heating and cooling is not really the most transparent sector regarding market and industry figures. There is no global solar heat industry council and companies around the globe are using quite different technologies and supply chains – which is exactly why all entities and...
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  • Solar Water Heating in Brazil (2006)

    This article was written for “Tiempo”, a newsletter on climate and economic development.  It provides information on solar thermal water heating programs targeted for low-income families in Brazil.

    Solar thermal technology has the potential to...

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  • Belo Horizonte's Steps Towards a New Solar Energy Legislation (2010)

    This case study was written by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. It focuses on the city of Belo Horizonte, which is the capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, and recaps their experience in passing a solar thermal hot water heating system mandate...

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  • Brazil: Chinese Technology Dominates Imports

    Brazil: Chinese Technology Dominates Imports

    Brazil´s solar thermal market grew by 20 % in 2012 and 2013, and therefore has been attracting an increasing number of international suppliers. Imports, mainly from China, have tripled since 2009. According to online portal AliceWeb, which includes the official foreign trade...
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  • Worldwide: Largest Flat Plate Collector Manufacturers in 2013

    Worldwide: Largest Flat Plate Collector Manufacturers in 2013

    The number one in the ranking of the worldwide largest flat plate collector manufacturers based on collector area produced in 2013 is still Austrian OEM collector manufacturer Greenonetec, followed by three non-European manufacturers from BRICS countries: Soletrol from Brazil, as well as...
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  • South Africa: Fresnel Collectors Keep It Cool in MTN’s Server Rooms

    South Africa: Fresnel Collectors Keep It Cool in MTN’s Server Rooms

    Since June 2014, a Fresnel collector field with 242 kWth has been feeding into the district cooling system of the MTN Group at its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. MTN, which has more than 200 million customers, as well as subsidiaries in 22 countries across Africa...
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  • Brazil: Solar Thermal Market Diversifies in 2013

    Brazil: Solar Thermal Market Diversifies in 2013

    In 2013, the Brazilian solar thermal market grew significantly in both the unglazed segment of swimming pool absorbers and the glazed collector segment of solar hot water systems. According to the annual market statistics gathered in February 2014 by DASOL, the Solar Heating Department...
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