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Regional Market Assessment Report in the Mediterranean Countries

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 28, 2014

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.

Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Fund Supports Biomass instead of Solar Thermal

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 27, 2013

Since Croatia joined the European Union (EU) in July 2013, the number of non-EU members in Southeast Europe has shrunk yet again. What’s more: The remaining countries are on their way to becoming part of the EU as well, which has them vowing to renew their energy systems and make them more efficient. The photo shows an installation in Croatia, at which a PV module supplies the electricity needed for the pump of the solar system.
Photo: Sunce i partneri

Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Financing Facility II (WeBSEFF II)

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 27, 2013

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.

Effective Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2013

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