Bulgaria

  • EU Project: RELACS in Sustainable Holiday Accommodations

    EU Project: RELACS in Sustainable Holiday Accommodations

    What have the Albena resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast (see photo), the Bräuer restaurant in Weißkirchen, Austria, and the 2 Danby Cottages in the UK’s Forest of Dean in common? They are all part of the RELACS network. RELACS is short for “REnewabLe energy for tourist ACcommodation...

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  • How to Finance a Large-scale Solar Thermal Plant

    How to Finance a Large-scale Solar Thermal Plant

    One of the organisations which have had experiences with RES leases over many years is the Austrian UniCredit Leasing. Josef Robert Straninger, Country Coordinator of the Competence Center Renewable Energies at UniCredit Leasing, explained at the SMEThermal conference in Berlin what...

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  • Serbia: Technology Transfer to Make Sun Rise in Western Balkans

    Serbia: Technology Transfer to Make Sun Rise in Western Balkans

    If there is a region in Europe across which conditions for solar thermal use are favourable but the power of the sun has not been much utilised, it´s surely South-East Europe. The insolation from Croatia in the west to Bulgaria in the east, from Romania in the north to Albania in the...

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  • Europe: 3,000 m² Collector Area at Three STACCATO Projects

    Europe: 3,000 m² Collector Area at Three STACCATO Projects

    What do the European capitals Amsterdam, Budapest and Sofia have in common? Not much, except that they have all been participating in the STACCATO project since November 2007. The project is a sub-programme of the European Commission’s CONCERTO initiative to promote energy...

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  • Romania: A Subsidy Scheme and its Implementation Problems

    Romania: A Subsidy Scheme and its Implementation Problems

    Romania is the only major country in Europe without a commercial manufacturer of solar flat plate collectors. The photo, however, shows a small, non-commercial collector manufacturing unit in Timişoara, in the west of Romania. It produces collectors for some solar water heating systems...

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  • Bulgaria: EU Funds to Boost Energy Efficiency and Solar Thermal Energy

    Bulgaria: EU Funds to Boost Energy Efficiency and Solar Thermal Energy

    In terms of solar heating and cooling, the Bulgarian government is planning to increase the number of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy projects not only for residential buildings, but also for small and medium enterprises. Two new incentive programmes have been presented over the...
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  • Moldova: Moldenergy 2012 – Where Energy Experts Meet

    Moldova: Moldenergy 2012 – Where Energy Experts Meet

    The only event for the solar market in the Republic of Moldova is Moldenergy, the International Specialized Exhibition for power-saving technologies, gas, heating and air conditioning systems. The four-day event took place in the middle of this March for the 16th year in a row. It has brought...
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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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  • Bulgaria: Sofia Seeks ESCO model for Solar Systems on Public Buildings

    Bulgaria: Sofia Seeks ESCO model for Solar Systems on Public Buildings

    Making Sofia a “clean and green city” and “a European capital in sustainable development” is what Yordanka Fandukova (see photo) promised before being re-elected as mayor in October of 2011. As an important part of her plans, she named the installation of solar thermal energy facilities on...

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