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The 22nd SKN meeting: quest for improvements
Date: Monday 13. of March 2017

The 22nd meeting of the Solar Keymark Network (SKN) took place on the 7th & 8th March 2017. It was hosted by Fraunhofer ISE, at their promises in Freiburg, Germany.

As usual, the extensive agenda included a large number of topics relevant for SKN stakeholders. It is recommended that those with responsibilities in testing and/or certification of products have a more detailed analysis of the minutes of the meeting, which will be available from the SKN members section within weeks.

One of...

Global Solar Certification Network meets in Freiburg
Date: Wednesday 08. of March 2017

The Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN) held its 4th meeting in Freiburg, Germany, on the 6 and 7 March 2017. This meeting was done in combination with the 3rd IEA SHC Task 57 (Solar Standards & Certification) Expert meeting and the 22nd meeting of the Solar Keymark Network.

The GSCN started the process of gathering official members. There is still a limited number of members, though there are already several new applications being assessed. Considering the limited number of members...

New ESTIF promotional video: What do you value the most in ESTIF's activities?
Date: Monday 20. of February 2017

 

The 2016 ESTIF General Assembly has been the occasion to ask some of our members their opinions about ESTIF and its work but also to communicate important messages to policy makers.

Based on the questions collected, ESTIF is creating in-house a series of videos which will allow at the same to promote ESTIF but also to use this videos on social media in order to reach a different audience ESTIF has been used to reach so far.

Please watch the first video of this Series here:...

RES Communications Meeting Summary
Date: Monday 20. of February 2017

 

On February 3rd, ESTIF hosted a RES Communications meeting. This meeting gathered communications officers of RES trade associations in Brussels, allowing for a platform of information exchange, and coordinates joint campaigns and activities.

The discussions essentially focused on how to revitalise the #RenEUable campaigns started for the Clean Energy package and how to continue the collaboration between the RES trade associations on communications purposes.

A new newsletter will be sent...

Steering Commitee of the ESTTP
Date: Monday 20. of February 2017

On January the 23rd, the Steering Committee of the European Solar Thermal Technology Panel (ESTTP) held its first meeting for 2017, in Brussels. The meeting focused on the main issues at stake for this year, namely the RHC-ETIP, the debate on the SET-Plan, and the policy framework for the sector, following the release of the Commission Clean Energy Package.

Participants extensively discussed the role of H&C in the SET-Plan with DG RTD representative Piero de Bonis, expressing their...

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