The Solar Heating and Cooling European Map
Promoting the use of Solar Heating and Cooling by making visible existing installations near you!
Are you aware of any solar thermal system for domestic or other applications?
Add your example to the map! More details here
2013 European Solar Thermal Market
Solar heating and cooling technology roadmap
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.
Please click here to download the full study and the different versions of the executive summary.
European Solar Days 2014: 1 - 18 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
Brussels, 6 October 2014 - In a joint open letter to Vice-Presidnet Oettinger, the European RES associations are calling on him to make public the now finalised study “Energy subsidies and costs in the EU”, before the forthcoming European Council meeting on 23 October.More
The International Code Council (ICC) and the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (SRCC) have agreed in principle to join forces.More
Fuel switch to renewable heating sources: now is the time to act towards a secure, sustainable, and affordable energy supplyDate : 23/09/14
A month before the next European Council meeting, ESTIF and other RES associations send a clear message to the EU institutions.More
Renewable energy is the right answer to the challenge of European energy security - A more ambitious RES target is needed for 2030!Date : 22/09/14
Brussels, 22 September 2014 – The EU renewable industry is calling on EU policy makers to show more ambition for renewables in the future EU climate and energy policy and in the action plan to tackle the energy crisis.More
Research and innovation is vital for the development of Renewable Heating and Cooling technologies and their urgently needed market deployment. This is a key message of the recently published Common Implementation Roadmap of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling...More
IEA-SHC Solar Heat Worldwide - Markets and Contributions to the Energy Supply 2012 edition 2014 PUBLISHEDDate : 07/07/14
The report gives the most comprehensive overview of the global solar thermal market. The statistical report contains detailed information about the status and development of the worldwide solar thermal market up to 2012. Moreover, an in-depth preview of the cumulated installed solar thermal...More