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ESTIF continues to cooperate with IEA-SHC Task 54
Date: Wednesday 31. of May 2017

After organising a joint workshop in 2016, ESTIF continues its cooperation with IEA-SHC Task 54 – Price reduction of solar thermal systems.

This task continues its important work and faced an important milestone at its latest meeting, on 3-4 May 2017, in Rapperswil, Switzerland, hosted by ESTIF member SPF.

In this occasion, two of ESTIF staff members provided online presentations to the participants of the meeting, on “Key decision factors for European consumers – Five market studies” and...

Bring the solar heating and cooling players to you…
Date: Wednesday 31. of May 2017

You organisation can host the next ESTIF General Assembly !

ESTIF members can host the General Assembly (GA). Hosting the ESTIF GA is a good opportunity to gain visibility and notoriety among peers, to promote networking and build confidence within your human resources.

The ESTIF GA will take place on 30th November and 1st December. The expected number of participants is between 40 and 50. Hosting the ESTIF General Assembly is simple and can bring you several advantages. It mainly...

RES associations want a higher 2030 target
Date: Friday 28. of April 2017

Representatives of renewable trade associations met on the 25th April to discuss the Clean Energy Package. The point of the meeting was to find common ground on different points under discussion and discuss potential common initiatives.

One of the main results of this meeting is that all the associations agreed in asking for a more ambitious 2030 target, that shall be at least 35%, while the European Commission was proposing only 27%. Some common actions will be prepared on this call for a...

Preliminary assessment indicates that solar thermal markets in Europe decreased by 6.4% in 2016
Date: Friday 28. of April 2017

The annual sales totalled 1.8 GWth (approximately 2.5 million m²). The total capacity in operation increased to 34.4 GWth (49.2 mio m²), adding 1.2 GWth (+ 3.6%) to the total installed capacity by the end of 2015.

ESTIF members have exclusive access to a preliminary report on the solar thermal markets in 2016. You can find the report here.

This report covers over 80% of the European solar thermal market. It is the result of the first data collection from ESTIF members and also the...

Work on price reduction of solar thermal systems progressing
Date: Friday 28. of April 2017

The IEA implementing agreement on solar heating and cooling has set up a task on price reduction of solar thermal systems. This task is now half-way on its work (from October 2015 to October 2018) and starts presenting the first results.

These will be debated at the next experts meeting, in Rapperswil, Switzerland, on 3-4 May 2017.

This meeting will debate the work and findings insofar on topics such as levelised costs of heat, cost tool definition, life cycle costs of reference and...

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