Renewable Energy News | European Solar Thermal Study Unveiled

Renewable Energy News | European Solar Thermal Study Unveiled A new study reveals significant opportunities for solar thermal technologies in European countries. The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) published “Sun in Action II – a Solar Thermal Strategy for Europe”. Built on the analyses of 21 national markets, this study identifies reasons for success and barriers to growth. ESTIF proposes concrete measures to support solar thermal.

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“Solar thermal has grown by 11.7 percent per year over the past decade. And still the technical potential for this clean technology is largely untapped”, said ESTIF president Ole Pilgaard. “We estimate that 1,4 billion m2 of solar thermal collectors could be installed in the EU. This is 100 times more than the current capacity of roughly 14 million m2. In Sun in Action II, we propose a detailed action plan to help Europe realize this vast potential and thus reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, nuclear power and imported energy.”

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