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The purpose of this regional market assessment report is to help overcome some relevant barriers which currently prevent solar water heating (SWH) systems from providing a larger share of energy supply in Mediterranean countries, i.e. the lack of knowledge and trust on the technology, as well as the lack of systematic statistics on the solar thermal market and industry, and the very limited return on experiences.
WeBSEFF II is the recent successor of WeBSEFF, which the European Bank for Development and Reconstruction (EBRD) launched in 2009 as a financing facility to grant favourable loan rates for energy efficiency and small renewable energy projects in the Western Balkan countries Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia and Serbia. WeBSEFF II, the succeeding fund with EUR 75 million, is said to also allow private companies and public institutions from the South-East European countries of Albania, Croatia, Kosovo and Montenegro to apply for loans and incentive grants.