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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

Croatia: Tourism Sector Profits from Solar Thermal Subsidy

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 2, 2013

Parallel to the residential subsidy scheme, the Croatian Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund (EPEEF) has been offering financial support to private and public entities since December 2012. The interest-free loans cover up to 40% of the total investment in the renewable system, up to a maximum amount of Croatian Kuna (HRK) 1.4 million (approx. EUR 185,000) and a maximum repayment period of seven years. Eligible technologies include solar thermal, off-grid photovoltaics and heat pumps. The programme allows only two projects per company. The photo shows the Zaton campsite near Zadar, at which Croatian collector manufacturer Tehnomont installed 238 collectors.
Photo: Tehnomont

Croatia: Demand for Residential Subsidy Scheme Exceeds Budget

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 2, 2013

On 3 December 2012, Croatia started another year of nationwide subsidies. The Croatian Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund (EPEEF) grants households up to 40% of the solar water heater investment, up to a maximum of Croatian Kuna (HRK) 12,000 (EUR 1,580) per house or flat. Eligible technologies include solar thermal, off-grid photovoltaics, heat pumps and biomass boilers. The beginning in 2009 was accompanied by a large countrywide media campaign. “I can have solar collectors, too!” said Victor, a popular comic book character known all over Croatia (see the ad above). Leaflets and posters went hand in hand with an awareness-raising campaign in the press, on the radio and on TV. There was even a picture book for children, which became widely distributed all around Croatia. The consequence: today’s demand is higher than the programme’s budget.

Croatia: Residential Investment Subsidies

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 1, 2013

On 3 December 2012, Croatia started another year of nationwide subsidies. The Croatian Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund (EPEEF) grants households up to 40% of a solar water heater investment, up to a maximum of Croatian Kuna (HRK) 12,000 (EUR 1,580) per house or flat. (further information also in the news article).

This table was researched by Vladislava Adamenkova, a Czech student of International Business Studies in Vienna, Austria.

Effective Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2012

Croatia: Public and Private Entities Receive Financial Support

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 1, 2013

Parallel to the residential subsidy scheme, the Croatian Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund (EPEEF) has been offering financial support to private and public entities. In this case, the loan covers up to 40% of the total amount invested in the project, up to Croatian Kuna (HRK) 1.4 million (approx. EUR 184,550) and a maximum repayment period of seven years. If the applicant receives a loan from a different bank, EPEEF is offering to subsidise the interest rates up to HRK 800,000 (approx.

Effective Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2012

How to Finance a Large-scale Solar Thermal Plant

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 5, 2013

One of the organisations which have had experiences with RES leases over many years is the Austrian UniCredit Leasing. Josef Robert Straninger, Country Coordinator of the Competence Center Renewable Energies at UniCredit Leasing, explained at the SMEThermal conference in Berlin what steps are necessary to ensure the successful financing of large-scale projects (see the attached presentation). After the conference, solarthermalworld.org asked the expert about what he thought needed to be done and what he believed was important when financing a large-scale solar thermal plant in particular.
Photo: Stephanie Banse

Serbia: Technology Transfer to Make Sun Rise in Western Balkans

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 11, 2012

If there is a region in Europe across which conditions for solar thermal use are favourable but the power of the sun has not been much utilised, it´s surely South-East Europe. The insolation from Croatia in the west to Bulgaria in the east, from Romania in the north to Albania in the south is stronger than in most other parts of the “old continent”, but solar thermal systems on roofs and facades of houses are rare. To determine the barriers which keep people from using solar energy in the building sector and to find ways to overcome them was the aim of a regional workshop on “Promoting Technology Transfer Utilising Solar Energy in the Western Balkan Region” on 6 and 7 November 2012 in Belgrade, Serbia. Organising the event was the Budapest-based Regional Environment Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC). A list of the participants and presentations can be found online.

Croatia: Solar Process Heat Benefits and Challenges Discussed at Eurosun 2012

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 4, 2012

This time, the Eurosun took place in a beautiful coastal town in Croatia, Opatija, in the middle of September 2012. The Eurosun 2012 was already the ninth European conference of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). It was hosted by the Croatian Solar Energy Association, HSUSE, and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Rijeka. The photo shows Professor Bernard Franković, Conference Chairman, President of ISES Europe and Professor at the University of Rijeka. The organisers were satisfied with the more than 100 conference participants and the 170 scientific papers presented and published during the event. The Croatian HSUSE was founded in 1975 and combines all local solar-related associations. Its aim is to promote solar energy and other renewable energy sources by cooperating with companies, educational facilities, and biannual congresses.
Photo: HSUSE / University of Rijeka

Towards 1000 Solar Thermal Roofs in Croatia (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 28, 2012

This presentation was given by the Croatian Energy Agency at World Sustainable Energy Days 2010, and outlines Croatia's recent efforts to promote solar thermal energy uptake amongst its population. Traditionally, policy makers have taken a top-down approach to energy policy in Croatia, with little initiatives on a local or regional level.

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