Solar thermal applications have an immense market potential, and can pave the way for decarbonization of heating and cooling applications across not only Industrial, but also commercial and domestic applications. Research and innovation (R&I) will play a key role in achieving significant improvements across the solar thermal value chain, thereby increasing competitiveness of solar thermal energy. Under the ongoing EU-India Clean Energy & Climate Partnership (CECP) project, a study was commissioned to assess the current status, identify the sector needs, Research & Innovation (R&I) needs and relevance for cooperation between the EU and India in the area of solar thermal. The report was presented in the workshop and views from participants were sought to identify the R&I needs and other recommendations to help accelerate the deployment of solar thermal interventions.
As a follow up to the webinar, the EU-India Clean Energy & Climate Partnership (CECP) project in collaboration with Solar Heat Europe and National Solar Energy Federation of India, hosted a B2B matchmaking where EU companies were able to meet Indian stakeholders via the virtual B2B Matchmaking platform on Friday, 8th April 2022 from 09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs CET / 12:30 hrs to 15:30 hrs IST.
The aim was to promote information exchange and networking opportunities for EU companies with counterparts from India.
Also, the report titled “Advanced solar thermal technologies to address the challenges of Indian markets” was launched in this virtual matchmaking session.
The report can be accessed here
Further objectives were to:
- Explore trade, investment and partnering opportunities related to the event’s focus areas
- Initiate discussions that would ultimately result in Letters of Interest, Memorandum of Understanding, and other types of partnership agreements.
- Solar Thermal Technologies
- Heating and cooling applications