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The growing concern for the environment, together with the development of more adequate certification procedures, has generated not only a renewed interest but also a slow but steady growth in the solar industry since the mid 1980s. In this paper, an overview is given of both past and present activities in the field of active solar thermal applications. Also discussed are the non-energetic benefits of using solar systems, the concept of a guarantee of system performance and the European market for solar thermal equipment.

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Authors: GILLIAERT D, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Efficient Solar Thermal Systems in Buildings, Torino (IT), April 23-25, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36867 ORA
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