THE FEBRUARY 2015 ESTIF NEWSLETTER
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17 March 2015 - High Level conference: EU leading on renewable energy policy
On 17 March 2015, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, will launch a high level conference on renewable energy in Brussels.
More information and registration at: www.euleadingrenewable
Ecodesign and Energy Label for solar thermal related products - JANUARY 2015
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 2015: 1 - 15 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 2013 around 6000 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
Reaction from the renewable heating & cooling industry to the “Framework strategy for a resilient energy union with a forward-looking climate change policy"More
The European associations representing the industry send a joint letter to the European Commission President Junker in support of his efforts towards making the EU “the world number one in renewable energies”More
Congratulations to our German members for their great achievement. This positive news has just been released by the German solar trade associations, BDH and BSW.More
Brussels, 17 December 2014. At their General Assembly, on 5 December in Brussels, members of the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) re-elected the outgoing Board of Directors, with Stephan Fintelmann from KBB Kollekterbau joining as the second industry representative.More
Brussels, 26 November 2014. The Solar Certification Fund launches its 6th call for project proposals. Since its first call in 2011, this fund has contributed over half a million Euros to 50 projects related to the support of certification and standardisation as well as to the...More