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Summary of Achievements for ProSTO project (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 5, 2012

This document summarises the main achievements of ProSTO, an IEE funded project on the ‘best practice implementation of solar thermal obligations’. Implemented by Ambiente Italy, the project ran from 2008-2010 in five European countries (Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal Romania), with the general objective to ‘boost the use of solar thermal systems in the European countries by promoting an efficient implementation of solar thermal obligations (STOs)’.

Portugal: Huge Solar Potential in Lisbon’s Historical Downtown

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 15, 2011

 Arco da Rua Augusta The historical downtown area of the Portuguese capital, known as Baixa Pombalina, has a collector area potential of 100,000 m2. This is the result of the study “Carta do Potencial de Integração de Sistemas Solares na Baixa Pombalina”, which was developed within European project ProSTO - Best Practice Implementation of Solar Thermal Obligations - coordinated by Lisbon’s Municipal Energy and Environment Agency, Lisboa E-Nova, in cooperation with the city council and IGESPAR (Portuguese Institute for the Management of Architectural and Archaeological Heritage). The photo shows the Arco da Rua Augusta – the entrance to Baixa Pombalina.
Photo: Wikipedia

Solar Thermal Energy Plant Applied to District Heating (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 15, 2011

This is a presentation by Ing. Franco Buscaroli and Ing. Roberto Amidei from AIRU, the Italian Association of Urban Heating, made during the International Solar District Heating Workshop that took place in Graz, Austria, in March 2011.

EU Project: Introducing Solar District Heating to the Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 24, 2009

 EU project SDHtake-off” 18 experts from twelve different institutions and associations met in Stuttgart, Germany, to launch the EU project SDHtake-off. This team is to develop and introduce a new approach and new instruments for a Europe-wide market introduction of solar district heating.
Photo: Solites

Difficult Task: Implementing Solar Building Codes in Italy

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 1, 2009” Orientation in the solar obligation jungle in Italy: The website of the EU-Project ProSTO gives advice and support to municipalities in Italy and other European countries to successfully implement solar building codes.


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