trenkner consulting
Markets & Strategies for Solar Heating and Cooling

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Exciting times in the solar thermal market


Solar thermal is competing with other heating technologies and energy efficiency measures. Customers seem confused and postpone investments altogether. We have seen great developments in (super) large solar thermal systems and in district heating. But we see stagnation or even decline in small(er) systems.

  • How will the European heating market look like in 2020 or 2030?
  • How will the "Smart Home" affect the way we interact with and think about heating systems?
  • Will energy labelling rather help or hinder solar thermal? Which role can solar thermal play in this ecosystem?
  • Will players from the Smart Home segment become important players in the heating sector?
  • When will the hype around electric heating fade again?

Get outside support for your planning

When you envision the future of your solar business: Get outside support to challenge your assumptions, to help identify potential partners and to assess the competitive environment.

With eight years of experience in solar thermal, I can help you keep an overview and provide a thorough analysis where you need it. Benefit from my experience as a management consultant in the old energy supply industry.

Concrete support

There is no standard package - it all depends on the situation and your needs. These are some of the services I offer:

  • Competitive analysis: Where are you in comparison to (potential) competitors? What are your strengths and weaknesses compared to theirs?
  • Strategy workshop: Whether for an annual strategy review or for a specific strategic decision—get the relevant managers together and work out the options. I help you structure the discussion and facilitate the meeting.
  • "Sparring partner": Use my outside view to develop and test your ideas.
  • Market research: Specific research that goes beyond publicly available reports.

Talk to me, if you have other needs. I co-operate with other experts and together we can provide a broad range of services to you.

trenkner consulting
Rue Van Droogenbroeck 37
1030 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 242 15 55
Mobile: +32 499 265 865

E-mail: uwe(at)

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trenkner consulting • Rue Van Droogenbroeck 37 • 1030 Brussels • Belgium
Tel: +32 2 242 15 55 • Mobile: +32 499 265 865 • E-Mail: uwe(at)