Austria Solar

  • Europe: Solar Keymark Network to Improve Complaint Procedures

    Europe: Solar Keymark Network to Improve Complaint Procedures

    The Solar Keymark Network has decided to establish a working group in order to revise and improve the complaint procedures and put them into one document, as they have so far been described in several different papers and various articles: The Solar Keymark Scheme Rules, Article 2.2,...
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    Austria: Low Oil Price and Lack of Political Support Weakens Market

    According to the ISOL Index by solrico and market data from the industry association Austria Solar, the solar thermal industry is heading into another year of declining markets. Low oil prices and corresponding campaigns of the fossil heating industry have had a substantial impact on this...
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  • Austria: Hope for Market Decline Slowdown

    Austria: Hope for Market Decline Slowdown

    The market report Innovative Energy Technologies in Austria. Market Development 2014 published by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) shows that in 2014, the national solar thermal industry had to deal with declining sales for the fifth...
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  • Austria: Solar Thermal to Breathe New Life into Vienna’s Urban Development

    Austria: Solar Thermal to Breathe New Life into Vienna’s Urban Development

    By 2050, Austria’s capital Vienna wants to cover half of its heat demand by solar thermal energy, it says in the Seven Energy Assumptions (Sieben Energiethesen) presentation, which was held by Bernd Vogl at the beginning of October. The photo shows the panel discussion during which...
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  • Austria: Fully Solar-Heated Commercial Buildings

    Austria: Fully Solar-Heated Commercial Buildings

    The entirely solar-heated production hall of Austrian company Habau Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft has been Harald Kuster’s largest project to date. Since June this year, 1,410 m² of collector area manufactured by Austrian company Gasokol supply process heat in summer and heating in winter...
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  • Austria: “Heat networks must enable decentralised feed-in options”

    Austria: “Heat networks must enable decentralised feed-in options”

    “Renewables have turned the world of electricity upside down,” the former Managing Director of Austria Solar, Roger Hackstock, writes in his book Energiewende - Die Revolution hat schon begonnen (roughly translated as Energy Transformation – The Revolution Has Already...
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  • Austria: Tough Competition in a Shrinking Market

    Austria: Tough Competition in a Shrinking Market

    2012 meant shrinking sales figures in the Austrian solar thermal market for the third time in a row. Although most states have increased their subsidies for solar thermal, 2013 does not seem to get any better. Three companies went bankrupt within the last four months. Collector prices on...

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  • Austria: More and Less Successful Subsidy Schemes

    Austria: More and Less Successful Subsidy Schemes

    Austria´s solar thermal market has come to depend a great deal on incentive programmes. The schemes in 2012, however, met with varying degrees of success. Demand was again great for the...

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  • Austria: How to Plan and Finance Large-Scale Systems

    Austria: How to Plan and Finance Large-Scale Systems

    The Austrian solar thermal industry association Austria Solar is still working on how to facilitate large-scale solar thermal installations. Because one key aspect of a large-scale project is how to finance it, the association organised a first...

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  • Austria: Third Incentive Year for Large-scale Solar Thermal Plants

    Austria: Third Incentive Year for Large-scale Solar Thermal Plants

    The great success over the past two years prompted the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund to extend its incentive programme for large-scale solar thermal plants into 2012 as well. When the programme was launched on 13 June, it was actually the third time. The scheme has already granted...

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