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    Italy: First-Year District Heating Yield Better than Expected

    The first and so far unique solar district heating plant in Italy completed its first year in operation in mid-May this year. According to metering by the operator of the 990 m² collector field, utility...
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  • European R&D Programme Horizon 2020: Good Opportunities for Solar Thermal?

    The European Commission introduced its work programme 2016/2017 for the R&D funding programme Horizon 2020 during two info days in Brussels on 14 and 15 September. One of the first presentations was by Paul Verhoef, Head of the Renewable Energy Sources unit at the EU’s DG...
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  • 430 Italian Systems Inspected: Mainly Errors by Design and Commissioning

    Italian turnkey system provider Reseda has carried out a research project, called SolarCIP, to investigate the real performance of a number of solar thermal installations after they have been in operation for some years now. From 2007 to 2009, Reseda staff inspected 430 mostly...
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  • Italy: Solar Thermal Municipalities Growing in Number

    Legambiente, one of the major environmental associations in Italy, releases a report every year on the diffusion of renewables at local level, highlighting the role of municipalities and stressing their commitment, for instance, to renewable use in public buildings (see the attached...
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  • Italy: First 18-Months Results of Conto Termico Subsidy Scheme

    The administrator of Italy’s national subsidy scheme Conto Termico, Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE), counted 9,658 applications over the first 18 months, among them 7,720 which reached the contract phase before the end of 2014. According to a recent GSE study called ...
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  • Solarexpo 2013: Key Event for Every Solar Professional in Italy

    Almost three weeks before the start of the 14th Solarexpo, the organisers have begun preparing for its joint opening with The Innovation Cloud, which will take place in the Fiera Milano Rho, Italy, from 8 to 10 May. In addition to the Solarexpo’s focus on photovoltaics and solar...

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  • Latest and Future Developments in Solar District Heating (2012)

    This presentation was given by Riccardo Battisti of Ambiente Italia at the joint 2012 Annual Conference of Euroheat & Power and the Renewable Heating & Cooling European Technology Platform. Battisti gives a sprawling assessment of current developments in Solar District Heating across...

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  • Summary of Achievements for ProSTO project (2011)

    This document summarises the main achievements of ProSTO, an IEE funded project on the ‘best practice implementation of solar thermal obligations’. Implemented by Ambiente Italy, the project ran from 2008-2010 in five European countries (Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal Romania), with the general...

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  • Portugal: Huge Solar Potential in Lisbon’s Historical Downtown

    The historical downtown area of the Portuguese capital, known as Baixa Pombalina, has a collector area potential of 100,000 m2. This is the result of the study “Carta do Potencial de Integração de Sistemas Solares na Baixa Pombalina”, which was developed within European project ProSTO -...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy Plant Applied to District Heating (2011)

    This is a presentation by Ing. Franco Buscaroli and Ing. Roberto Amidei from AIRU, the Italian Association of Urban Heating, made during the International Solar District Heating Workshop that took place in Graz, Austria, in March 2011.

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