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  • Poland: Renewable Energy Sources Law Either Late or Never

    Poland: Renewable Energy Sources Law Either Late or Never

    The draft of the RES law, which was published in December 2011, has never reached the Polish parliament. The government has missed all deadlines that it announced for sending the draft to the...

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  • Poland: Anti-pollution Programme for Cities Subsidises Solar Thermal

    Poland: Anti-pollution Programme for Cities Subsidises Solar Thermal

    On 1 March, the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) announced a new programme called KAWKA to reduce the air pollution in cities. KAWKA, which roughly translates as “Removal of low-efficient energy sources supporting the growth and deployment...

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  • Poland: Energy-Efficient Housing Subsidy Scheme Announced for 2013

    Poland: Energy-Efficient Housing Subsidy Scheme Announced for 2013

    High gas and coal prices - and the residential solar thermal subsidy scheme of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) - have so far been the main drivers of growth in the Polish solar thermal market. This, however, may change in 2013 when the new...

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  • Poland: Combi Systems on the Rise

    Poland: Combi Systems on the Rise

    The Polish population is becoming more and more interested in combi solar thermal systems: The share of residential combi systems for hot water and space heating which are subsidised by the grant scheme of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, NFOŚiGW,...

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  • Poland: Solar Forum 2012 Debate on How to Sustain Growth Rate

    Poland: Solar Forum 2012 Debate on How to Sustain Growth Rate

    According to the market statistics of the Institute for Renewable Energy (IEO), the total installed solar thermal collector area in Poland at the end of 2011 was 904,000 m2 (633 MWth). This is just 6.5 % of the 14 million m2 (9.8 GWth) target that the National Renewable...

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  • Poland: Tremendous Growth in 2011

    Poland: Tremendous Growth in 2011

    Last year, the Polish solar thermal market exceeded all expectations: While Poland became one of the fastest growing markets in Europe, the installed collector area grew by 70 % to 248,000 m² (174 MWth), according to Aneta Więcka, solar thermal market expert at the Institute for...

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  • Poland: Draft of Renewable Energy Sources Law

    Poland: Draft of Renewable Energy Sources Law

    On 22 December 2011, the Polish Ministry of Economy presented the draft of a new Renewable Energy Sources Law. It includes a renewable building obligation for the private and public sector, as well as a one-time tax deduction for private solar thermal customers (in addition to the grants...

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  • Switzerland: Solar Thermal System Funding in 5 Polish Regions

    Switzerland: Solar Thermal System Funding in 5 Polish Regions

    The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has announced its strategy of how to support the solar thermal sector in Poland. Five Polish regions will receive a total of Swiss Franc (CHF) 55 million, mainly to subsidise solar thermal technology. Small parts of the budget,...

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  • Poland: Growing Demand to fund Solar Thermal Systems

    Poland: Growing Demand to fund Solar Thermal Systems

    By 15 October 2011, a total of 11,386 applications have been submitted by banks within the residential subsidy programme of the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW). The monthly application rate has increased tremendously - from 15 applications in...

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  • Poland: various commercial Grant Programmes

    Poland: various commercial Grant Programmes

    By the end of 2010, the total surface area of solar collectors in Poland reached 655,000 m2. Newly installed collector area amounted to 146,000 m2, roughly 2,000 m2 more than in 2009. Over the next years, the number of new solar thermal installations is...

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  • Poland: Mixed Review of the first ever residential Subsidy Scheme

    Poland: Mixed Review of the first ever residential Subsidy Scheme

    After the first six months of the first ever residential rebate and loan programme in Poland, the industry was left with mixed feelings toward its success. On the one side, the sector welcomes the expansion of eligible technologies. Since 17 January 2011, solar combi systems which supply...

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  • Poland: Residential Support Programme to finally start

    Poland: Residential Support Programme to finally start

    Long-awaited, but finally happening: Poland's launch of the subsidy scheme for residential home owners, and multi-family houses not connected to district heating systems. Run by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW), its start at the end of August 2010...

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