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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)’.

Thermal Regulations and Energy Performance of Buildings – the French Case (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 15, 2011

This is a presentation delivered by Enerplan during the “Setting up the Right Incentives to Boost Solar Thermal in Europe” webinar organized on November 30, 2010, within the framework of ProSTO project, funded through the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.

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 Ordinances: Making a Commitment to Local Sustainable Energy (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 30, 2010

This is a brochure from the ProSTO Project, an EU funded project aimed at supporting European local authorities in planning, developing, introducing and managing efficient solar thermal ordinances (STOs).

Solar Thermal in Lazio Region (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 30, 2010

This report, produced within the ProSTO project, presents solar thermal energy in the Italian region of Lazio.

The document outlines the Italian legislative framework on energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources and explains how to implement a solar thermal ordinances at local level. It also details how to accompany the implementation of solar thermal ordinances with flanking measures such as financial incentives and communication activities.

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Solar Thermal Ordinances: State of Art in Europe (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 15, 2009

This report, from 2008, produced by Intelligent Energy Europe, and integrated in the ProSTO project (Best Practice Implementation of Solar Thermal Obligations) makes an assessment of existing solar thermal ordinances (STO), using a total of 11 case studies in different countries such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Ireland and Portugal.

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