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Germany: Ritter creates Subsidiary for distributing XL Installations

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 14, 2010

 Dr. Rolf Meißner (left), Engineering, and Detlev Seidler, Marketing & Sales” Focusing on large-scale solar thermal installations: In August, German group Ritter Energie- und Umwelttechnik has established Ritter XL Solar, a subsidiary to exclusively distribute the group's large-scale solar thermal installations with CPC vacuum tube collectors. The CEOs of the new subsidiary are Dr. Rolf Meißner (left), Engineering, and Detlev Seidler, Marketing & Sales. Photo: Ritter
Photo: Ritter

How Upper Austria Become the World's Leading Solar Thermal Market (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 6, 2010

This paper, produced by O.O. Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria, allows the reader to understand what makes Upper Austria a leading market for solar thermal in Europe. The publication goes through the general concepts of solar thermal to the specific case of Austria and its application in single-family houses, apartment buildings, hotels, restaurants, public, commercial and institutional buildings. This interesting publication also passes in review policy and financial instruments used by government to boost the use of this technology.

A Common Framework for a Coordinated/Harmonised Policy on Renewable Heating (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 23, 2010

The present document was prepared in the framework of the RES-H Policy project (Policy development for improving RES-H/C penetration in European Member States).

The RES-H Policy project, supported by the European Commission through the IEE programme, has the objective of supporting EU Member States (Austria, Greece, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland and UK) in the implementation of the so-called RES 2020 Directive (2009/28/EC).

Large Scale Solar District Heating in Denmark (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 21, 2010

This is a presentation made by the company PlanEnergi during the World Sustainable Energy Days that took place in Austria in March 2010.

The document goes through the development of solar district heating in Denmark, the installed systems, the prices of the equipments, among other parameters that confirm the successful development of this technology in Denmark.
Some of the districts where solar thermal was implemented are Ulsted, Nordby, Braedstrup, Marstal, just to give some examples.

SOLTHERM Europe – Campaign Guidelines (2003)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 23, 2010

This report was prepared on the framework of the Soltherm Project. It aims to provide recommendations and guidelines for any party (local authorities, energy utilities, consultants and energy agencies) involved or interested in market enlargement actions for solar heating products in Europe.

The document is based on experience and best practices from previous campaigns and market stimulation activities. It also included promotion and publicity opportunities for both demand and supply side.

California Solar Rebates, Tax Credits and Other Incentives (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 15, 2010

This short document from SFEnvironment, a department of the City County of San Francisco, provides information on different incentive programmes carried out in California USA, like the San Francisco’s GoSolarSF Incentive Programme, the California Solar Initiative, Single Family Low Income Programme, the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing, the Solar Water Heating, among many others.

The document includes a short description of each scheme and links to official website.

Solar Energy in Barcelona. The Solar Thermal Ordinance (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 12, 2010

This report prepared by the Polytechnic University in Catalunya gives the reader a complete overview of the Barcelona solar thermal ordinance, created in 2000, and the role of the Barcelona City Council in this regard.

Overview of RES-H/RES-C Support Options (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 22, 2010

The present report was prepared in the framework of the RES-H Policy project (Policy development for improving RES-H/C penetration in European Member States (RES-H Policy)). The aim is to provide an overview of possible policy instruments to support the development of renewable heating (RES-H) and cooling (RES-C) technologies in the different EU Member States.

Combined Heating, Cooling and Power Generation in the Small Capacity Range (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 5, 2010

This brochure explains the objectives of the PolySMART Project (POLYgeneration with advanced small and medium scale thermally driven air-conditioning and refrigeration technology), an integrated project partly funded by the European Commission under 6th Framework Programme.

The project started in 2006 and lasted four years and had as objective to promote and facilitate the market penetration of these technologies, by demonstrating the cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions it provides.

Stirling Engine, Solar & Efficient Heat for Eco-village in Hjortshøj (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 13, 2010

Mr Gunnar Boye Olesen from INFORSE-Europe made this presentation during the INFORSE-Europe European Sustainable Energy NGO Seminar Artefact held in Germany in November 2009.

This short document explains the concept of the eco-village "Andelssamfundet i Hjortshøj", near Århus, Denmark, created in 1991, where solar heating systems were installed.

Until 2002 the heating was provided by a wood pellet boiler, but in 2002 it was decided to increase the heating station with a wood-chip boiler and a stirling engine for combined heat and power production.

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