Italy

  • 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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  • Bulgaria: Sunny Mood at SEE Solar 2012 in Sofia

    Bulgaria: Sunny Mood at SEE Solar 2012 in Sofia

    While representatives from over 250 companies and 31 countries gathered at the Inter Expo Center Sofia for the 8th South-East European Solar Exhibition on 28 March, the Bulgarian government decided to cancel the highly controversial Belene Nuclear Power Plant project. Of course, the timing...

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  • Europe: InSun Project Showcases Concentrating Collectors for Process Heat

    Europe: InSun Project Showcases Concentrating Collectors for Process Heat

    1 April was the starting day of the EU FP 7 Project InSun (Industrial Process Heat by Solar Collectors) coordinated by zafh.net, the Centre for Applied Research on Sustainable Energy Technology at the University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany. The participants of the project want to...

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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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  • Tunisia: PROSOL Subsidises 4,000 m² of Commercial Installations

    Tunisia: PROSOL Subsidises 4,000 m² of Commercial Installations

    The “Collective Prosol Programme” in Tunisia is gaining momentum. The National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME) started the subsidy programme for solar thermal installations in the tertiary sector back in 2008. The application rate was low at first, but 2010 became a good year for the...

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  • Italy: Political Frame Condition Update

    Italy: Political Frame Condition Update

    The change at the helm of government in Italy has already had some positive effects on the solar thermal sector. The tax credit extensions were confirmed earlier than in the years before. At the beginning of December, the government approved the extension until 31 December 2012 under the...

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

    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...

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  • European Solar Days: Date Set for 2012 Campaign

    European Solar Days: Date Set for 2012 Campaign

    The next edition of the European Solar Days – a campaign of national events aimed at promoting the use of solar energy – will be held from 1 to 13 May 2012. The initiative now includes more than 20 participants from 16 countries, who gathered on 7 and 8 November in Prague for the second...

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  • Widening the Thermal Solar Energy Exploitation by the Successful Models (2011)

    Running until 2012, “Widening the Thermal Solar Energy Exploitation by the Successful Models" (WidetheSee) is a project developed by 11 South-Eastern European countries and co-financed by the EU. It aims at promoting the usage of solar thermal technologies for domestic hot water appliances in...

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