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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

ESTIF has published a two-part manual to assist the industry in the implementation of the regulations.

You can download the manual:

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.  

More information at

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

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

“Energy Union” launched today by the European Commission

Date : 25/02/15

Reaction from the renewable heating & cooling industry to the “Framework strategy for a resilient energy union with a forward-looking climate change policy"


Energy Union: joint letter from the European RES associations to President Junker

Date : 19/02/15

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”


Two million solar heating systems now in operation in Germany!

Date : 10/02/15

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.


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