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World market of solar process heat (2014 to 2019)

Results of five surveys carried out since 2014 among the Supplies of Turkey Solar Process Heat Systems listed on the Solar Payback World Map:

  • Update on SHIP markets 2019
  • SHIP supplier rankings based on end of 2019 data
  • Factors driving SHIP growth based on survey 2020
  • Mexico, China and India lead global SHIP market in 2018
  • Heat supply contracts: Popular but hard to implement – based on survey 2019
  • Solar industrial heat market – a 2017 survey
  • World map of SHIP Supplies based on survey 2016 published in Solar Heat for Industry Brochure March 2017
  • World Map of Solar Process Heat Collector Industry 2014
  • The world of solar process heat in Sun & Wind Energy 3/2014


ISOL Navigator studies (2010 to 2015)

The studies include detailed market development analysis of 18 key solar heating and cooling markets and are based on the ISOL Index, an international business climate index surveyed annually back then.

  • ISOL Navigator December 2015
  • ISOL Navigator December 2014
  • ISOL Navigator December 2013
  • ISOL Navigator December 2012
  • ISOL Navigator December 2011

Solar / renewable obligations – updated world map 2015

  • World map of solar / renewable building codes
  • Europe map ofsolar / renewable building codes
  • Solar and Renewable Building Codes in the MENA Region – a study from August 2015

News articles about solar / renewable obligations in 20 countries are available on using the filter with “news” plus “obligation” in the section six pillars.

World map of Solar Thermal Industry (2007 to 2015) 

  • Poster of the world maps of solar thermal industry 2015 
  • World map of solar thermal industry 2014: Extreme weather
  • World map of solar thermal industry 2013: The seven year itch
  • World map of solar thermal industry 2012: Solar industry in upheaval
  • World map of solar thermal industry 2011: World map of solar thermal industry: India and China are setting the pace (December 2011)
  • World map of solar thermal industry 2010: The Disparity in growing (December 2010)
  • World map of air collector manufacturers 2010: Upswing for hot air (December 2010)
  • World map of flat plate collector manufacturers 2009: Optimism in times of crisis (December 2009)
  • World map of vacuum tube collector manufactures 2009: Industry on the upwards trend
  • World map of solar thermal industry 2008: Global solar economy (December 2008)
  • World map of solar thermal industry 2007: Big business with the sun (December 2007)

SMEthermal: Articles related to the technology / supply chain conference
(2009 to 2013)

  • Conference Report Standards and Label in Sun & Wind Energy (SMEThermal 2013)
  • Standard and certification in Brazil - Interview with Elizabeth Duarte Pereira (SMEThermal 2013)
  • How to Finance a Large-scale Solar Thermal Plant - interview with Josef Robert Straninger from UniCredit Leasing, Austria (SMEThermal 2013)
  • Collector certification across the world - challenge or opportunity; presentation of TÜV Rheinland at SMEThermal 2012
  • Anti-reflective coating on glass: Squeezing more juice in Sun & Wind Energy (SMEThermal 2012)
  • Conference report in Sun & Wind Energy: Lowering costs, maintaining efficiency (SMEThermal 2012)
  • Advancements in collector production (SMEThermal 2012)
  • Absorber production: Bending, welding and more (SMEThermal 2012)
  • Adhesives: Forming bonds (SMEThermal 2012)
  • Fantastic plastics: revolution or devolution? (SMEThermal 2011)
  • All Aluminium!? - one major topic discussed at SMEthermal 2011
  • Can European Solar Thermal compete? Panel Discussion about the challenges of the world market (SMEThermal 2011)
  • Collector manufacturung: Generating inexpensive solar heat (February 2011)
  • Automation in the solar thermal industry: a new collector every two minutes (April 2010)
  • Gluing in collector production: finding the right adhersive (February 2010)
  • Bending machines: the challenge of equipment suppliers (October 2009)