benefits of an ESTIF membership
Through its policies, the European Union is the major promoter of renewable energies in Europe. Approximately 70% of national legislation originates from EU laws – this is why it is vital to have a strong Solar Thermal Industry representation in Brussels.
ESTIF has actively participated in the development of the Directive on the promotion of the use of Energy from Renewable Sources (RES) thus ensuring a favourable legal framework for the Solar Thermal sector. With the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), ESTIF’s objective is to boost the uptake of Solar Thermal in buildings.
ESTIF also supports the work of the national Solar Thermal associations to include Solar Thermal in the Renewable Energy National Action Plans.
ESTIF facilitates business-to-business contacts within the industry and stakeholders from the Solar Thermal sector. The annual ESTIF General Assembly offers your company’s representatives excellent networking opportunities. In addition, workshops - exclusively for ESTIF members - are held on the day before the General Assembly and provide you with updates and first-hand information on key industry topics such as Standards and Certifications, Country reports, the implementation of the RES-Directive at national level ,etc.
ESTIF contributes also to Solar Thermal Research and Development and coordinates the Secretariat of the Renewable Heating and Cooling Platform (RHC-ETP).
ESTIF also ensures that Solar Thermal is recognized as an important economic sector through various publications such as:
- Market statistics
- Potential Study
- Solar Thermal Market Action Plan
ESTIF is a powerful marketing tool and helps you raise your profile at European level. ESTIF's activities ensure that your organization gains greater visibility with high-level decision-makers.
Please click here to learn more about ESTIF membership and how to become a member.