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Poland: Rapid Growth in 2011

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 9, 2011

 IEO President Grzegorz Wiśniewski (right) and Janusz Starościk, Head of the Association SPIUG” The stagnation in the Polish solar thermal market in 2010 seems already ancient history: The Polish Institute of Renewable Energy - EC BREC (IEO) - expects the solar thermal market to grow by one third this year. “We estimate that up to 200,000 m2 of solar collectors will be installed in Poland in 2011,” IEO President Grzegorz Wiśniewski (right) says. One reason for the upward trend is that the residential subsidy programme by NFOŚiGW has been gaining momentum. “At the beginning, the programme was subject to many limitations. It did not allow grants for collector systems in new homes and those generating energy for home heating systems,” Janusz Starościk (left), Head of the Association of Manufacturers and Importers of Heating Appliances (SPIUG), explains. “These barriers were removed in January 2011, which greatly increased people's interest in the programme”.

Poland: Residential Support Programme to finally start

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 3, 2010

Long-awaited, but finally happening: Poland's launch of the subsidy scheme for residential home owners, and multi-family houses not connected to district heating systems. Run by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW), its start at the end of August 2010 ended a long period of transition: The last financial incentives for solar thermal installations had been paid out in 2009.

Poland: a Coalition Setting High Solar Thermal Targets

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 20, 2009

 Solar Energy Industry Forum in Poland” Grzegorz Wisniewski (left), President of the Institute of Renewable Energy (IEO) in Warsaw, initiated the foundation of a coalition between solar thermal manufacturers and distributors during the second Solar Energy Industry Forum in Poznań, Poland, in May this year. Photo: IEO

Poland: Downwind for the Solar Thermal Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 14, 2008

watt poland commercial installationCommercial applications are on the rise in Poland: “Big building societies, hotels and hospitals are investing in solar thermal systems,” confirms export manager Jacek Paluch of the collector manufacturer Watt.
Photo: Watt

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