Solar heat is a key element for sustainable heating and cooling and plays an essential role in developing a carbon-neutral building stock, thus providing a fundamental contribution to the achievement of climate targets. Solar thermal technology has great potential to support a carbon-neutral economy as well as contribute to energy efficiency, flexibility through thermal energy storage, reliability and security of energy supply.
Solarthermalworld.org offers news and background information about policies, regulations, business models, technology & market trends, challenges and opportunities of the solar heating and cooling market. With over 3,500 articles and more than 20,000 regular users, it is the largest knowledge-based web portal for the solar heating and cooling sector worldwide.
Who is behind the site?
Solarthermalworld.org was initiated by the European Copper Institute (ECI), Brussels, Belgium, in 2008 with the aim of providing stakeholders from research, public and private sector all around the globe with first-class information about solar heating and cooling to stimulate market growth. The ECI has supported the hosting of the website as well as the content gathering continuously since 2008.
The German agency solrico is responsible for the news section of the website since 2008 and sends out the regular newsletter. solrico cooperates with solar thermal experts from various countries (e.g. India, Brazil, China, Turkey, Portugal, Italy, France, Spain, Russia, and Kenia) and backgrounds to deliver well developed insights into this dynamically growing global sector.