The solar industry expects new growth the German solar energy industry is well placed: new growth is expected for 2011. The general framework conditions apply in addition to a technology lead for solar power in Germany in the world the most reliable. Therefore, investment in the German market are still expected. Photovoltaic, solar thermal and solar cooling the three basic pillars of solar energy, as well as their combinations, for example, with heat pumps or alternative mobility, the German market offers very stable framework conditions. Another plus: In an international comparison, German companies in the technological development are on top. They provide key components such as parabolic mirror, absorber tubes and steam turbines. In the field of solar cooling, the International Energy Agency expected demand and thus great market potential. As a result of climate change and rising temperatures, the demand for air conditioners in Europe will grow. Solar air conditioners needs these climate-neutral and at the same time relieve the networks during peak load periods in power consumption. Researchers and engineers have been working for years on the development of machines that use heat for the production of cold. In the Canadian federal State Ontario, beginning November 2010 was launched a german Canadian project, which powered the senior residence of Oxford gardens 162 solar panels in the winter with heat and cooled in the summer. The project is considered as the largest solar-powered heating and cooling system in Canada. A cautious estimate, the system reduces costs for the air conditioning to 40 per cent for heating to 60 percent, and for hot water to 90 percent”, says Bill VanHaeren, co-owner of the elderly. Operation and performance of the solar cooling system evaluated by special laboratories and planning offices in Canada, Germany and the United States, because it is a pilot project in the commercial area. In Germany, solar cooling is State-funded. The Oxford gardens project was launched by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and technology (BMWi) and the German Energy Agency (dena) initiated and supported by German funding. Not just on the Federal but also at EU level the technique is supported: the directive “Renewable energy”, which entered into force on May 1, to promote the topic solar cooling. This topic will be on February 10, 2011 the 3. International Symposium solar and renewable cooling within the framework of the CEP CLEAN ENERGY & PASSIVEHOUSE in the Stuttgart exhibition centre instead. The Symposium covers the latest technological and economic developments in the area of solar thermal cooling and biomass. For more information about trade fair and Congress, see.