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Czech Republic: “Low financial support and high administrative burden”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 31, 2014
czech republic diagrammAlmost a year after the first call for applications for Czech support scheme Nová Zelená Úsporám (New Green Savings programme) in August 2013, the same negative attitude still pervades the solar system supplier segment. Companies have especially criticised the low financial support and the high administrative burden. The second call of the programme started on 1 April 2014 under the same dissatisfying conditions for solar water heating systems. The Czech Republic’s market volume saw another drop in 2013, this time by 11 %, as can be seen on the chart from the Ministry of Industry and Trade. “Although the sales of domestic companies are shrinking at an alarming rate each year, there are new companies, including online-only shops, which import collectors from China,” Aleš Bufka, who is responsible for the national solar statistics at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, explains. “The customs statistics show many small units by private persons. It seems that people purchase imported collectors to cover their personal demand.” 
Source: Ministry of Industry and Trade
 

Czech Republic: Vacuum Tubes on the Rise

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 8, 2013

The annual market report of the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, MPO, confirmed two things: the big drop in annual market volume in 2011 and the increasing market share of vacuum tube collectors. The newly installed collector area decreased by 28 % after the government had stopped the incentive programme Zelená Úsporám at the end of 2010. And already every fourth collector was equipped with vacuum tube technology in 2011. The chart shows the flat plate and vacuum tube collector area installed each year.
Source: Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade

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