Prosument

  • Poland Market Development

    Poland: Severe Market Decline

    Poland´s market collapsed in 2016. A decline had been expected, but that it would be so severe surprised even insiders from the industry. Only 115,400 m² (81 MWth) were added in 2016, a whopping 58 % less than the 277,000 m² (194 MWth) installed the year prior....
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  • Poland: Separate but Capped Solar Thermal Subsidy

    Poland: Separate but Capped Solar Thermal Subsidy

    The annual market statistic of the Polish Institute for Renewable Energy (EC BREC IEO) show a clear downward trend over the last two years, mainly because of changes in the national subsidy scheme of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, NFOŚiGW. The...
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  • Poland: From Renewable Heat to Renewable Electricity Funding

    Poland: From Renewable Heat to Renewable Electricity Funding

    The Polish solar thermal industry is going through difficult times right now. At the end of December 2014, the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, NFOŚiGW, approved the last applications for the national residential incentive programme. The follow-up financial...
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  • Poland: Four Reasons Why Prosument is Off to a Bad Start

    Poland: Four Reasons Why Prosument is Off to a Bad Start

    On 25 May, the new Polish incentive programme Prosument began to accept applications from municipalities. By August 2014, the same will be true for residential homeowners. Prosument offers grants worth 20 % of the investment costs, grants which can be combined with a 1 % interest loan to...
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  • Poland: Associations Criticise Plans for New Grant Scheme

    Poland: Associations Criticise Plans for New Grant Scheme

    The Association of Manufacturers and Importers of Heating Appliances (Polish acronym: SPIUG) and the Institute for Renewable Energy (Polish initialism: IEO) have criticised the draft of the new Prosument programme which is planned to replace the current grant scheme during the second half...
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  • Poland: Stagnating Market after Strong Two-Year Growth

    Poland: Stagnating Market after Strong Two-Year Growth

    After record-high growth in 2011 and 2012, the Polish solar thermal market will most probably only keep the market volume of last year - or even show a small reduction in 2013. This is the prediction that the Polish Institute for Renewable Energy, IEO, reported to the European Solar...

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