The International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access will take place at Bad Hersfeld, in Metropolitan area Frankfurt, Germany, on 21-23 September 2016. The international character of this conference and exhibition will bring together academia, practitioners, industry and development institutions with the aim of sharing experiences and the latest technology developments, learning from each other and networking.
The objective of the event and the challenge to be faced are:
Post date: 24 Mar 2016
This guide’s objective is to help contractors in the implementation of a solar thermal system for domestic hot water in social housing. The document shows the conditions for success. It is intended to be a decision making tool, in the framework of a comprehensive approach covering all aspects (technical, legal, architectural, financial, etc.).
The guide has been published by L'Union Sociale pour l'Habitat (The Social Union for Housing, a confederation of about 850 social housing providers throughout France), together with ADEME, ENERPLAN and GRDF.
Post date: 15 Mar 2016
A new report published by EurObserv'ER, the body that monitors trends in renewable energy in Europe, demonstrates that the renewable energy sector employed over one million people in Europe and created a turnover of around €143.6 billion in 2014.
Post date: 9 Mar 2016
For sixteen years now, EurObserv’ER has been collecting data on European Union renewable energy sources to describe the state and thrust of the various sectors in its focus studies or barometers.
Post date: 9 Mar 2016
The November 2015 issue -Volume 62- of the Newsletter of the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling (IEA SHC) Programme contains information on the latest developments relating to the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, announcements of upcoming events and new publications. Specific articles of this issue include:
Post date: 18 Nov 2015
EuroSun 2016 will be a unique platform to discuss the latest developments in solar energy with leading solar energy specialists as well as policy makers and industry representatives. The event will host topic sessions, keynote speakers, plenary sessions and open discussion forums, as well as social events.
The topics of the conference include:
Post date: 11 Nov 2015
In solar active houses the combination of solar thermal systems and heat storage systems can meet between 50 and 100 per cent of the heating requirements for space and domestic hot water heating. The German project “HeizSolar”, led by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), has now analysed 9 different solar active houses over several heating seasons and investigated proportions of solar coverage from an economic, technical and practical point of view. They looked into different storage systems and sizes as well as collector efficiencies and sizes.
Post date: 19 Jun 2015
In order to increase the renewable energy share of the heating energy used in Germany, the market incentive programme for renewable energy sources for heating was revised, updated and improved. It now includes incentives for building owners, industry and municipalities in respect to solar thermal systems, biomass heating systems, heat pumps, deep geothermal plants and local district heating systems. Financial support can be given in two ways: subsidies for smaller systems and loans, at reduced rates, for bigger systems.
Post date: 17 Apr 2015
Post date: 30 Mar 2015
Retrofitting a district is quite different from retrofitting a single building as the technological challenges involved are far greater.The Cuarto de Marzo district of Valladolid, Spain is an area spreading over 21,000 square metres with 166 residences. It is now the focus of a retrofitting project called R2CITIES which is funded by the EU. Its objective: a 60% reduction in energy consumption in individual buildings and the district as a whole.
Post date: 22 Jan 2015