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  • Manufacturer Founds Air Collector Association SAHWIA

    Manufacturer Founds Air Collector Association SAHWIA

    Air collector companies exist very much in the shadows of the manufacturers of water collectors. Therefore a Solar Air Heating World Industry Association (SAHWIA) is necessary. But not all manufacturers are pleased with the procedure that lead to the association’s founding. Photo:...

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    Ken Guthrie at ESTEC 2009

    This is an interview made during the 2009 ESTEC conference in Munich, Germany with Ken Guthrie. Ken Guthrie speaks about Sustainability Victoria in Australia.

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  • Australian RECs: An Overview after 8 Years of Certificate Trading

    Australian RECs: An Overview after 8 Years of Certificate Trading

    As a purchaser of a solar hot water system in Australia, you not only benefit from a federal or state rebate, but are also able to sell so-called Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). After these certificates had been introduced in 2001, they became a key factor for the 30% annual growth of the...

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  • Victoria: Every Second New Building Heats Its Water with the Sun

    Victoria: Every Second New Building Heats Its Water with the Sun

    Solar water heaters and rainwater tanks become common place in Victoria´s homes nowadays. The reason for this development is a building code named 5 Star, which was implemented in the Australian state in 2005. The regulation affects all new houses and single storey units designed after the...

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  • Potential for Solar Heat in Industrial Processes (2008)

    This paper from 2008 wants to highlight the potential use of solar thermal plants to provide heat for industrial applications. It reports on studies which have been carried out accross the world: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Portugal and Spain.

    The report states...

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  • Australia's Push for Solar Hot Water

    Australia's Push for Solar Hot Water


    New testing facility: Peter Garrett (right), Australian Environment Minister, officially inaugurated the solar testing facility at the University of South Australia’s Sustainable Energy Industry Support Centre in April. Photo: University of South Australia 

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  • Solar thermal energy systems in Australia (2006)

    This document, published in 2006, provides an overview of the available solar thermal technologies in Australia. Starting with underlining the potential Australia has in solar thermal development, the document also concludes that Australia has a low market penetration of only 5%.

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  • Mauritius: Rebate Programme Drives the Market

    Mauritius: Rebate Programme Drives the Market

    The new subsidy programme of the government of Mauritius has been a successful one. More than 4,000 solar water heaters have received a subsidy of 10,000 Mauritius Rupee (MUR), approximately € 279, by the Development Bank of Mauritius (DBM) since August 2008. The target for the first year of...

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