Solar Thermal World 600

September 2009 
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Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group 

India: Temple possesses world´s largest Solar Steam Cooking System 

Sicily invites the Solar Air-Conditioning Sector

Key Pillars For Market Success
Market Sectors
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Solar cooling is still in its infancy. The economic conditions as well as market barriers currently restrain the market growth. Hence, it is even more important to implement incentive schemes and interest groups to promote this technology. You will find promising news from Australia and from the Italian Island Sicily in this newsletter.
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AustraliaAustralian Solar Cooling Interest Group
by Bärbel Epp/by Paul Kohlenbach  
The Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group has already over 170 members. The first outcome of the group's work was a petition to the Australian Department of Climate Change on the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target scheme review. The submission proposed that solar cooling products become eligible for Renewable Energy Certificates.
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cookingIndia: Temple possesses World's largest Solar Steam Cooking System
by Jaideep Malaviya
canada_HBXThe famous pilgrimage to Shirdi in Western India will soon include meals cooked by sun concentrator technology. The system will generate the steam required in cooking 40,000 meals a day. The Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah (centre) inaugurated this world's largest solar cooking system on 30 July 2009.
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SicilySicily invites the Solar Air-Conditioning Sector
by Bärbel Epp
Sicily will most probably launch an important programme to subsidise solar cooling applications in public institutions, Marco Beccali announced. The professor from the University in Palermo is the conference chairman of the 3rd International Conference on Solar Air-Conditioning, taking place in the Italian city of Palermo, Sicily, from 30 September to 2 October 2009.

emissionCzech Republic: Subsidy Schemes financed by Emission Trading
by Vladislava Adamenkova  
The Czech solar thermal market is a small, but dynamic one. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the newly installed collector area increased by 40 % to 35,000 min 2008. The key factors driving the Czech market have been the governmental subsidy schemes. The latest one started in March with an overall budget of EUR 1 billion.
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TaiwanTaiwan: A densely populated Island with an interesting Solar Thermal Market
by Hanna Schober
Since 2000 the Taiwanese solar thermal market has been on the rise thanks to a governmental subsidy programme. In the year 2007 more than 26,337 solar water heater units were installed, which corresponds to an area of 132,000 m2. At present there are 46 manufacturers in Taiwan - 10 of them hold 90% of the Taiwanese market. These are some of the results from a recent study conducted by K.C. Chang, Professor at the National Cheng Kung University Taiwan.
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