Up and coming markets, such as the solar air-conditioning market, are among the major themes of the 4th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference, estec2009, which will take place May 25-26 at the Bayrischer Hof hotel in Munich, Germany. estec, presented by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), is the largest international conference for solar thermal technology and an international forum for representatives of industry, associations, research and politics.
Demand for cooling systems is growing extremely rapidly, according to Intersolar, which will hold Intersolar 2009 immediately following estec2009. This growth is driving up worldwide demand for electricity, especially in the warmer climatic zones, and interest in innovative, energy-saving technologies such as solar thermal is also growing. Sales of air-conditioning systems with a cooling capacity of up to 5 kW almost doubled between 2002 and 2007, rising from 44 million systems to 75 million systems
estec2009 will feature specialist presentations on technological trends and global and national market developments, and is aimed at the decision-makers of the sector, including representatives of industry, commerce, the associations and politics. There will also be time for networking, and organizers expect around 600 visitors from over 50 countries to attend.
For further information on ESTIF and estec2009, please visit www.estec2009.org.