Energy Efficiency Fund

  • Portugal: Incentive Scheme Fails While Sales Take Another Dive

    The latest Portuguese incentive scheme for solar thermal energy proved to be a major failure: Launched by the national Energy Efficiency Fund (EEF) in May 2015, the call to support the restoration of solar thermal systems installed before 2005 received only four applications in the end....
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  • Portugal: “Good legislation, bad economy”

    The Portuguese solar thermal industry is still facing a difficult time: With 57,234 m² (30 MWth) of newly installed collector area, market volume in 2013 was down to the level of 2007, according to the annual statistics of Apisolar, the Portuguese national solar industry...
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  • Portugal: 45 % Drop in 2012

    The Portuguese national solar industry association, APISOLAR, has just released the solar thermal statistics for the third quarter of 2012 and has once again reduced its forecast for the entire year. In September, the...

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  • Portugal: Small Residential Grant Scheme, but “Big” Requirements

    Portugal has seen the launch of a new incentive scheme - Edifício Eficiente 2012 (Efficient Building 2012) - for installing solar thermal systems on existing residential buildings. Launched on 30 November, the programme has been equipped with a EUR 1 million budget for solar...

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