SHC 2013 - 23/25 September 2013, Freiburg, Germany
SHC 2013: ESTIF is joining forces with IEA SHC for the Solar Thermal event of 2013.
The IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) and the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) are pleased to announce SHC 2013, the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, from 23 to 25 September 2013 in Freiburg, Germany.
SHC 2013 will be the second edition of this new series of annual scientific conferences on solar heating and cooling. During the successful launch of SHC 2012 in San Francisco from July 9-11, 220 experts from 31 countries discussed the latest developments in solar heating and cooling as well as solar buildings....
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2011 European Solar Thermal Market
Although still above its 2007 level, there was little development in the European solar thermal market in 2011 and it ended up close to the 2.6 GWth installed in 2010.
Issued during Intersolar Europe in June 2012, the publication "Solar Thermal Markets in Europe , trends and market statistics 2011" is available to download from the statistics section of this website. To view the page, please click here
Solar heating and cooling roadmap
9 July 2012 - The International Energy Agency's Technology Roadmap for solar heating and cooling was presented at the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling in Buildings and Industry, SHC 2012.
This roadmap forecasts that by 2050, solar energy could produce annually 16.5 EJ of solar heating, more than 16% of the total final energy use for low temperature heat, and 1.5 EJ solar cooling, nearly17% of total energy use for cooling. For solar heating and cooling to play its full role in the forthcoming energy revolution, concerted action is required from scientists, industry, governments, financing institutions and the public. This roadmap is intended to help drive these necessary developments.
The roadmap can be downloaded here.
To visit the IEA SHC website , please click here
The Solar Keymark a to z
Solar keymark: THE Quality Label for Solar Thermal Products in Europe
A new brochure to help boost your solar thermal business
The Solar Keymark was developed by the European Solar Thermal Industry
Federation (ESTIF) and CEN (European Committee for Standardisation)
in close co-operation with leading European test labs and with the support of the European Commission.
It is the main quality label for solar thermal products and is widely spread across the European market and beyond.
Please click here to download your copy of the brochure. Now also available in several languages.
solar thermal potential in europe
The potential of solar thermal in Europe
To provide the European Union and its Member States with substantiated information on the contribution solar thermal can make to the 20% renewable energy target set by the RES Directive (2009/28/EC), detailed surveys were conducted in five representative countries: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Spain. The information gathered was then extrapolated to the 27 EU countries and the future heating and cooling demand was calculated for 2020, 2030 and 2050, taking into account a decline of the overall energy demand due to energy efficiency measures.
By completing the order form you will be able to obtain a free pdf copy of the study.
European Solar Days 2013: 1 - 19 May
The European Solar Days successfully promote the use of a free unlimited renewable energy source available everywhere to everyone to generate electricity as well as heating and cooling: the SUN.
They are celebrated in an increasing number of countries and in 2012 around 8000 events were held in 20 European countries by diverse organisations ranging from solar equipment manufacturers to schools and local authorities.
Solar Keymark: A certification scheme for Europe
The Solar Keymark is widely recognised in solar thermal support programmes throughout Europe.
The mark certifies the conformity of a solar thermal collector or system to the relevant European Standards
(EN 12975 or EN 12976).
For information on how to obtain the Solar Keymark, please see www.solarkeymark.org
A Strategic Research Agenda for solar thermal
Making solar thermal products even better
and work in more applications. This is the solar thermal sector's goal.
Industry and researchers have come together in the European Solar Thermal Technology Panel (ESTTP) to identify the needs of solar thermal R&D.
Among the top priorities are compact heat storages, solar thermal for industrial processes, and solar cooling. With the right kind of research solar thermal can be used for much more than just heating houses or sanitary water.
Visit the website of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling to learn more about the future of solar thermal technologies
Solar Thermal News
In 2011, energy from renewable sources1 was estimated to have contributed 13.0% of gross final energy consumption in the EU27, compared with 7.9% in 2004 and 12.1% in 2010. The share of renewables in gross final energy consumption is one of the headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy. The...More
“The debate must include heating and cooling” urges the Heat Coalition as the Green Paper “A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies” is published todayDate : 27/03/13
Brussels, 27 March 2013 - According to the Heat Coalition, of which ESTIF is a member and which is a platform gathering 11 European associations with a stake in the heating and cooling sector, the forthcoming climate and energy policy framework must adequately address the future role of the heating...More
Brussels, 19 March 2013 – European experts presented the latest developments during a Technology Workshop on Solar Process Heat for industry, held on 15 March 2013 at the Renewable Energy House in Brussels and organised by the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling...More
The European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling issues a new document on the potential for technological development in solar heating and cooling until 2050.More
CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) applies new method to innovationMore
Celebrating the past, looking to the future! The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) marks its 10th anniversary and elects a new Board of DirectorsDate : 05/12/12
Brussels, 5 December 2012 – On 29 November, ESTIF held a reception to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The following day a new board of directors was elected at the General Assembly in Brussels.More