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  • Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Henares

    First Spanish solar district heating system for 12,000 families

    In February, Alcalá Ecoenergías signed a deal to construct a district heating system powered by solar and biomass in Alcalá de Henares, a city in Spain. The agreement between the local company and the municipal government will lead to one of the country’s first-ever large-scale solar...
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  • Maintenance as New Business Option in Spain

    Recently, maintenance has gained popularity among Spanish solar thermal installers, according to the country’s national solar industry association, ASIT. Its general secretary, Pascual Polo, has been working to encourage the association’s members and end users to have solar thermal...
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  • FROnT Project 2

    Europe: Solar Thermal Is Best-Known Renewable Heating Technology

    As part of EU project Fair RHC Options and Trade (FROnT), customers from the residential, non-residential and industrial sector were asked about the key points factoring into their decision on a heating or cooling system. In all sectors, solar thermal was the most widely known renewable...
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  • Spain: EUR 2 Million in Subsidies for Solar Heat Providers

    Eighteen solar heat projects have profited from the national incentive scheme, Solcasa, in Spain since May 2010. The programme has been offering low-interest loans to Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), which install, operate and maintain solar thermal installations to sell their solar...
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  • Spain: Castile and León Region Approves New Solar Incentives

    The largest region in Spain, Castile and León, has launched a new incentive programme for energy efficiency measures and renewable energies such as solar thermal, geothermal and biomass. Groups of flat owners, individual home owners, as well as public institutions can submit...
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  • Solar Thermal Energy Manual (2006)

    This manual was produced by IDEA (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) the Spanish Institute for Energy. The manual provides detailed background information on solar thermal, the existing technologies, development in Spain and in Europe, how to use it, which products...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy Scope in Chile (2009)

    Rubén Muñoz Bustos, from the Chilean National Energy Commission, prepared this presentation for a training workshop on solar heating and cooling, which took place in July 2009 in Santiago, Chile. The training workshop, organized by different local entities in co-operation with the Spanish...

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  • Solar Energy in Spain in 2007: Current Status and Prospects

    This report from IDEA (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) provides an overview of the Spanish solar market in 2007 (including not only solar thermal, but also PV and thermoelectricity), in terms of technology, installed capacity, existing companies, the potential growth...

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  • Technical Requirements of Low Temperature Solar Systems (2009)

    This document produced, in 2009, by IDEA (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) in collaboration with CENSOLAR (Spanish Solar Energy Training Centre), provides an overview of the minimum technical conditions to be met by solar thermal water heating systems, covering also...

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  • Solar Thermal in Spain (2007)

    This document produced by the Spanish IDAE (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) in 2007 explains what is solar thermal energy, its benefits and applications, providing at the same time practical information like for instance the incentive programmes existing in Spain (for...

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