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  • Spain: Andalusia Incentives Continue Until June 2015

    Spain: Andalusia Incentives Continue Until June 2015

    The good results achieved by the Andalusian solar thermal incentive scheme, Prosol, have encouraged the regional government to extend the programme, but only until June 2015. Prosol subsidies cover up to 40 % of the investment costs in new solar thermal systems. The Andalusian market...
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  • Spain: Barcelona Approves Solar Thermal Incentives

    Spain: Barcelona Approves Solar Thermal Incentives

    In July 2014, the Barcelona City Council approved a EUR 11.3 million subsidy scheme for rooftop renovation and green roofs development (see the attached flyer), including incentives for the installation of solar thermal technologies. Applications will be accepted until 31 December 2014....
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  • Spain: Market Rebounds after Years-Long Struggle

    Spain: Market Rebounds after Years-Long Struggle

    Last year, the Spanish solar thermal market showed signs of recovery for the first time since 2009. According to the latest report by the Spanish solar thermal industry association, ASIT, newly installed capacity grew by 1.5 % in 2013 compared to the previous year (see the attached...
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  • Spain: Andalusia Pushes Solar Water Heating Market

    Spain: Andalusia Pushes Solar Water Heating Market

    Despite the decline in the Spanish solar thermal market, some regions have recently been recovering and even growing steadily, such as Andalusia. The region offers direct subsidies of up to 40% of the costs for private and commercial investments in solar water heating systems. It expects...
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  • Spain: Waiting on Renewable Energy Plan

    Spain: Waiting on Renewable Energy Plan

    193 MWth or 275,590 m2: that’s how much Spain’s solar collector output and area grew last year, according to a market survey by the Solar Thermal Industry Association ASIT. It is a minus of 21 % compared to 2010 and the steepest decline the Spanish market has...

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  • Spain: Export Helps Solar Thermal Industry Survive

    Spain: Export Helps Solar Thermal Industry Survive

    One of the biggest Spanish collector manufacturers, Termicol, can still celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. The company has managed to counter the decline in the Spanish market by expanding its business abroad. Today, the export of collectors generates 20 % of the company´...

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  • Spain: Plans for a Solar Thermal Feed-in tariff for ESCOs

    Spain: Plans for a Solar Thermal Feed-in tariff for ESCOs

    The Spanish solar thermal market again suffered from a slowdown in 2010. According to the latest market survey by the Spanish Solar Thermal Association ASIT, the 2010 market volume of 244 MWth (348,000 m2) is 14 % below the result of 2009. The light blue columns in the chart...

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  • ASIT Presentation on RES Directive (2009)

    Mr Pascual Polo, Secretary General of the Spanish Solar Thermal Association - ASIT - gave this presentation during a Workshop organised by ESTIF on 2nd December on the implementation of the RES Directive. The presentation goes through the Spanish solar thermal market and the implementation of...
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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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  • “The Slowdown has Forced us to Increase our Efforts“

    “The Slowdown has Forced us to Increase our Efforts“

    Solar thermal businessmen from Spain: Julio Castro (right) and Angel Martínez founded the collector manufacturer Termicol Energía Solar, S.L. eight years ago and invest even in times of crisis.

    Photo: Termicol

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