Italy

  • Italy: 903 Municipalities with Solar Thermal Building Obligation

    Italy: 903 Municipalities with Solar Thermal Building Obligation

    In Italy, a recent national decree no. 164/2014, the so-called Sblocca Italia, aiming at simplifying bureaucratic processes, introduced the concept of a standard building code, which should be developed by the government in cooperation with the regions and municipalities. Of course, in...
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  • Solarexpo 2016, Milan

    Solarexpo, the international exhibition and conference on renewable energy and distributed generation, is one of Italy's leading trade fairs dedicated to sustainable energy and the green economy. Solarexpo's 17th edition will take place from 3 to 5 Mai 2016 in Milan. Alongside the...
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  • Conference on small-scla CSP and Industrial Workshop on solar process heat

    The final Industrial Workshop on solar process heat - Results and findings of the EU FP7 Project InSun will be held together with a conference on small-scale CSP at the Auditorium Technology Park of Sardena Richerche on 25 September 2015 in Pula/Sardinia, Italy. Both the Conference and Workshop...

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  • Italy: Solar Steam for Cheese Production

    Italy: Solar Steam for Cheese Production

    Direct steam production, 50,000 litres of diesel saved per year and the advantage of the Italian incentive scheme for renewable heat: All these favourable conditions allowed a small dairy in Sardinia to choose a concentrated solar thermal plant with Fresnel collectors for generating 200 °C...
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  • 430 Italian Systems Inspected: Mainly Errors by Design and Commissioning

    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

    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

    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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  • Italy: First Solar District Heating System, 990 m² big

    Italy: First Solar District Heating System, 990 m² big

    Finally, solar district heating has reached Italy too: Utility Varese Risorse, which is part of the environmental multi-utility group A2A, brought its solar thermal plant into operation on 19 May. The idea for this project, which also came about thanks to support from Intelligent Energy...
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  • Lebanon: Municipalities of Tyre Discuss Solar Obligation Pilot Project

    Lebanon: Municipalities of Tyre Discuss Solar Obligation Pilot Project

    The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) has organised a consultation meeting with the Union of Tyre Municipalities (UOTM) to discuss the implementation of a solar ordinance in the south of Lebanon. The workshop took place in the Platinum Hotel in the city of Tyre on 9 May...
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