Bulgaria

  • Bulgaria: Solar District Heating Becomes Realistic Option

    Bulgaria: Solar District Heating Becomes Realistic Option

     paradoxical: Although abundant sunlight is usually associated with southern Europe, the most solar district heating (SDH) plants in Europe are located in the north, mainly in Denmark, but also in Norway and Sweden. Milan Rashevski, a Bulgarian architect from the non-governmental Institute for...
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  • Bulgaria: Prisoners Make Solar Water Heaters in Sofia

    Bulgaria: Prisoners Make Solar Water Heaters in Sofia

    When it comes to renewable energies policy, Bulgaria is certainly not the most progressive country in Europe. So what GE Prisons Production (GE PP) did was an even more notable endeavour: The government-owned company established a so-called Green Plant on the premises of the Sofia Central...
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  • Europe: Conference Season in First Half of 2016

    Europe: Conference Season in First Half of 2016

    lendar of events on solarthermalworld.org shows around 60 events relevant to the solar heating and cooling sector. This article will highlight some of the upcoming conferences dedicated to the sector in the first half of 2016. If not mentioned otherwise, the conference language of the...

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  • Bulgaria: New Solar Thermal Market Data Published

    Bulgaria: New Solar Thermal Market Data Published

    It is crucial for stakeholders – no matter in which markets they operate – to obtain accurate statistical data before making investment decisions. Sometimes, however, this is not an easy task; an example of how difficult it is to rely on published statistics is the Bulgarian market for...
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  • Greece: Nobel Moves Solar Water Heater Production to Bulgaria

    Greece: Nobel Moves Solar Water Heater Production to Bulgaria

    Greek manufacturer Nobel Xilinakis moved its solar water heater production to the Elin Pelin industrial park in the Sofia region of Bulgaria. The relocation had already been completed at the end of 2013, but became public only through the current World Map of the Solar Thermal Industry,...

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  • Bulgarian Fund Gives Boost to Solar Thermal

    Bulgarian Fund Gives Boost to Solar Thermal

    Why is it that, although climate conditions in Bulgaria are favourable, you don’t see a lot of solar collectors on Bulgarian roofs? “The reason is simple,” Dimitar Doukov, Executive Director of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Sources Fund (EERSF), says. “A lack of state subsidies,...
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  • Bulgaria: First Luxury Hotel in Sofia Heats Water with the Sun

    Bulgaria: First Luxury Hotel in Sofia Heats Water with the Sun

    Hilton Sofia has brought a large-scale solar thermal energy system into operation. The system, which consists of forty-five Bosch Solar 7000TF flat plate collectors on the roof of the building, heats 5,000 litres of the hotel‘s 8,000-litre demand per day. The big and modern hotel...

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  • Bulgaria: CL SENES – Hard Times for Well-established Solar Research Centre

    Bulgaria: CL SENES – Hard Times for Well-established Solar Research Centre

    Next to the Tsarigradsko Chaussee, an important road artery leading to the outskirts of Sofia, one can make out a vast research area belonging to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). On its campus, some scientists produce food for astronauts, others focus on solar energy (see photo...

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