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USA: “Growing the SWH market requires long-term support”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 15, 2010

 Lisa Frantzis” Lisa Frantzis, Managing Director for Renewable and Distributed Energy at Navigant Consulting, has recently completed a study on the history, system types and supply chain of the solar thermal industry. She shared her findings with the participants of the Solar Thermal ’10, the second National Solar Heating and Cooling Conference, which took place in Milwaukee on 30 September and 1 October 2010. In her presentation, Frantzis analysed the US market and gave advice on how to develop a solar manufacturing sector in Milwaukee. The US state's largest city , Wisconsin, is one of 25 solar cities, which receive funding from the US Department of Energy to promote the use of solar technology in their communities (see http://www.solarthermalworld.org/node/1419).
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Solar Victory in the U.S.

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 6, 2008

The first days of October were sunny days for the renewables in the United States. First the Senate and two days later the House of Representatives passed the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 which extends the 30 % investment tax credits (ITC) for solar thermal systems as well as photovoltaics through 2016.

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