EU solar thermal industry bodies join forces

Two of Europe's leading solar industry associations have merged into one organisation, the European solar thermal industry federation (Estif), it was announced on Friday. The new organisation's aim is "to put solar thermal on the EU political agenda and... enhance the market penetration of solar thermal applications in Europe", said Estif's president Ole Pilgaard. Using solar energy for heating and cooling is "a feasible technology" capable of significantly supporting the EU's strategy of increasing the share of energy derived from renewable sources, the Estif said in a statement. See press release.

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