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
Post date: 8 Jul 2014
The EnergizAIR project will address a major need by filling the gap between two issues that are generally considered separately by people but which, in fact, are still deeply interlocked: energy consumption and renewable energy production.This will be done by communicating about energy needs covered by renewable energy. The less energy you need, the bigger cover you get with renewable energy!
Post date: 25 May 2014
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Post date: 17 Mar 2014