This report, published by SHAAMS, the Strategic Hubs for the Analysis and Acceleration of the Mediterranean Solar Sector, provides a general picture of the solar energy sector in Crete and makes a SWOT analyses. It shares information on the regional solar policies and strategies already in place, on R&D projects and awareness campaigns. With regards to solar thermal energy, the report says it is mainly used for hot water production in household buildings and in hotels. There are very few applications in industry and agriculture. New technologies, like solar thermal cooling and space heating cooling are not well developed yet, therefore additional measures, such as financial incentives and state aid, should be implemented in order to encourage their development.
Author: SHAAMS, FUNDITEC
Date: June 2013
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