Austria Solar

  • Austria: First Federal Incentive Programme for Solar Water Heating

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Austria: Number of new Jobs in the Solar Thermal Sector underestimated

    Austria: Number of new Jobs in the Solar Thermal Sector underestimated

    The Austrian government seems to underestimate the number of jobs which the solar thermal sector could create over the next ten years. In the “Masterplan green jobs” published in October 2010, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Environment estimates that around 66,000 new jobs are going...

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  • Austria: Great Demand for large-scale Solar Systems Funding

    Austria: Great Demand for large-scale Solar Systems Funding

    The results have convinced the sceptics: The interest in large solar thermal systems between 100 and 2,000 m2 of collector area has been enormous in Austria. 76 requests have been submitted in the framework of the incentive programme “Solar Thermal - Solar large-scale"...

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  • Austria: Campaign with 270 million Impressions

    Austria: Campaign with 270 million Impressions

    Between February and May 2010, the solar campaign “Clever people heat with the sun” (Schlaue heizen mit der Sonne) promoted solar thermal technology across all of Austria's main media channels: radio, television, newspapers and special interest magazines. The marketing measures reached a total...
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  • Austria: EUR 2 Million for Large-Scale, Commercial Applications

    Austria: EUR 2 Million for Large-Scale, Commercial Applications

    Austria shows that even in a generally difficult economic situation, a government can still expand its solar subsidy schemes: On 11 June, the Austrian environmental minister, Niki Berlakovich, introduced a new incentive programme for large-scale solar thermal systems. Photo: National...

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  • Austria Solar: The Sun's Marketing Specialists

    Austria Solar: The Sun's Marketing Specialists

    One campaign, three partners: Robert Kanduth (Chairman of Austria Solar), Niki Berlakovich, (heading the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management) and Ingmar Höbarth (Managing Director of the Climate and Energy Fund). Photo: Severin Dostal / Austria...

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  • Austria: Solar Thermal Roadmap 2020 (2009)

    In order to reach the goal of 34% renewables in 2020, Austria needs to increase significantly the share of renewable heating and cooling in its energy mix. Solar Thermal can deliver an important contribution to that goal. Read document below (only available in German)
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  • Austria: a Key Solar Thermal Market in Europe (2007)

    This presentation provided by Austria Solar in 2007 offers relevant information about the Austrian solar thermal market, its evolution, the existing subsidies, publicity campaigns, training courses, together with the key figures that proof the remarkable development it has achieved in the last...

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