Austria Solar

  • Austria Solar: “What we need now are innovations that we can present to the world!”

    Since 1 October, the Austrian solar thermal association Austria Solar has had a new Managing Director. Doris Hammermüller replaced Roger Hackstock, who left the association on 30 June 2013 after leading it for twelve years. Hammermüller, who holds a Diplom degree in Social Work...

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  • 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´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

    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

    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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  • Austria: Numerous Design Awards for a Sunny Idea

    Without the sun, there wouldn’t be solar heat - and without sunlight, the annual report of Austria Solar would look completely blank. The company that developed the surprising and eye-catching marketing idea of making the report’s content only visible by the energy of the sun is German...

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  • Austria: Greenonetec Celebrates Two anniversaries

    20 solar years, 50 years of age, one success story: This was the motto under which Austrian collector manufacturer Greenonetec celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary and the 50th birthday of its CEO Robert Kanduth (shown in the picture with his wife Helvig) on 13...

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  • Austria: First Federal Incentive Programme for Solar Water Heating

    On 17 April, Austria started its first federal incentive programme for solar water heating in the residential sector. This means that the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund now supports new private solar thermal installations with EUR 400 per system if the collector area is 5 m² or more....

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  • Austria: Bankers and Solar Companies Exchange Opinions

    Acquiring affordable loans for large solar thermal plants is a challenging task. On 30 January, the industry association Austria Solar organised a meeting between representatives of the banking and investment sector, engineering companies, solar companies and industrial customers for...

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  • Austria: Solar Thermal Market on the Verge of Collapse in one Province

    In the Austrian province Lower Austria, the cut of direct incentives has led to an almost total collapse of the market for solar thermal systems. The industry association Austria Solar estimates that instead of 6,000 systems as in 2010, only 1,700 new systems are going to be installed in...

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  • Long-term Trend in Austria: Combi Systems in retrofitted Houses

    Austrian flat plate collector manufacturers may smile again: Last year's decline seems to have been overcome. A quarterly anonymous survey carried out by an Austrian accounting company among 25 members of the solar thermal industry association Austria Solar (representing 75 % of the total...

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  • Austria: Subsidy Programme for large-scale Solar Systems extended

    The subsidy programme "Solar Thermal – Solar large-scale” launched by Austria Solar was one of the most successful programmes of the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund in 2010. The 38 submitted projects were twice as much as could be financed by the original budget (see www....

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