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Mexico: No More Loans for Low-Pressure Solar Thermal Systems

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 1, 2012

Low-Pressure solar thermal systems - such as water-filled, double-glass vacuum tube collectors - are no longer eligible to receive loans from the Hipoteca Verde programme in Mexico. This is the result of changes made by the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) to its technical specifications for solar water heaters. These recent changes, however, do not affect solar thermal systems which work at pressures of 3 bar or more.

Mexico: 25,000 Solar Home Project starts with Delay

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 23, 2010

 André Eckermann (left), GTZ, and Victor Manuel Borrás Setién, Infonavit” Final agreement: André Eckermann (left), Programme Director of the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), and Victor Manuel Borrás Setién, head of Infonavit, shook hands during the official launch of the 25,000 solar roof programme in Mexico in the middle of June. The programme is financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
Photo: GTZ

Mexico: Vacuum tubes in 48 % of residential Solar Water Heaters

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 31, 2010

 marketing campaign for solar hot water systems” The marketing campaign for solar hot water systems in the residential sector in Mexico, Procalsol (2007 to 2012), bore fruit: According to the annual market statistics of the National Association of Solar Energy (ANES), the newly installed collector area in households almost tripled from 53,183 m2 in 2008 to 132,934 m2 last year.

Mexico: 25,000 “Solar Roofs” Programme

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 1, 2009

 Mexico Solar Roofs Programme” Small thermosiphon systems are in the focus point of the new 25,000 Solar Roofs Programme of the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Mexico.

Photo: GTZ Mexico

Green credits in Mexico: Push for the Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 2, 2008

social housing with solar in a suburb of Mexico citySocial housing in Mexico with solar water heaters: Tecamac is a typical suburb of Mexico City, where inhabitants can purchase apartments at a reasonable price. Photo: GTZ Mexico

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