Spain

  • Solar Process Heat in Breweries (2014)

    This presentation was given by AEE INTEC at a SOLTRAIN training in Pretoria, South Africa, in April 2014.  It provides an overview of the EU-funded FP7 project SolarBrew.  This project aims at developing the use of solar process heat in the brewing industry. 3 breweries are part of...

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  • Spain: Castile and León Region Approves New Solar Incentives

    Spain: Castile and León Region Approves New Solar Incentives

    The largest region in Spain, Castile and León, has launched a new incentive programme for energy efficiency measures and renewable energies such as solar thermal, geothermal and biomass. Groups of flat owners, individual home owners, as well as public institutions can submit...
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  • Brazil: Chinese Technology Dominates Imports

    Brazil: Chinese Technology Dominates Imports

    Brazil´s solar thermal market grew by 20 % in 2012 and 2013, and therefore has been attracting an increasing number of international suppliers. Imports, mainly from China, have tripled since 2009. According to online portal AliceWeb, which includes the official foreign trade...
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  • Spain: Andalusia Incentives Continue Until June 2015

    Spain: Andalusia Incentives Continue Until June 2015

    The good results achieved by the Andalusian solar thermal incentive scheme, Prosol, have encouraged the regional government to extend the programme, but only until June 2015. Prosol subsidies cover up to 40 % of the investment costs in new solar thermal systems. The Andalusian market...
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  • Spain: Solar Thermal Incentives in Valencia

    Spain: Solar Thermal Incentives in Valencia

    From 10 December on, the government of the Spanish region of Valencia has been accepting applications from those institutions and enterprises willing to utilise renewable energy sources such as solar thermal. The overall budget of the Programa de Energias Renovables y Biocarburantes (...
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  • Spain: Barcelona Approves Solar Thermal Incentives

    Spain: Barcelona Approves Solar Thermal Incentives

    In July 2014, the Barcelona City Council approved a EUR 11.3 million subsidy scheme for rooftop renovation and green roofs development (see the attached flyer), including incentives for the installation of solar thermal technologies. Applications will be accepted until 31 December 2014....
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  • Solar Thermal and Concentrated Solar Power Barometer (2014)

    This report published by the French organization EurObserv’ER provides an overview of the Solar Thermal and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets in Europe in 2013.  The first section of the report is dedicated to CSP. After analyzing the global and European markets, the barometer...

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  • Renewable Energies for Remote Areas and Islands (2012)

    The Renewable Energy Technology Deployment, a sub-group of the International Energy Agency with the mandate to accelerate the market introduction and deployment of renewable energy technologies, issued in 2012 a report on the possibility of deploying renewable energy technologies into remote...

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  • Genera 2015, Madrid

    The 18th edition of Genera will be held between 24 and 27 February 2015 in Feria de Madrid and will, once again, be one of the main meeting and business points with regard to renewable energy and energy efficiency in Spain. The different and numerous technical workshops, organized by the...

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  • Spain: Market Rebounds after Years-Long Struggle

    Spain: Market Rebounds after Years-Long Struggle

    Last year, the Spanish solar thermal market showed signs of recovery for the first time since 2009. According to the latest report by the Spanish solar thermal industry association, ASIT, newly installed capacity grew by 1.5 % in 2013 compared to the previous year (see the attached...
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  • German Centrotec Sustainable: “Increasing international business“

    German Centrotec Sustainable: “Increasing international business“

    “The change at the top of Centrotec made the first quarter of 2014 an unusually turbulent one.” These were the words with which Guido A Krass (left), founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of German Centrotec Sustainable, started the annual shareholders´ meeting...
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  • Austria/Europe: General Solar Systems and Sonnenkraft Management Buyout

    Austria/Europe: General Solar Systems and Sonnenkraft Management Buyout

    Since 1 January 2014, General Solar Systems (GSS), one of the biggest solar thermal system suppliers in Europe, has had a new owner: Together with Austrian investors, former GSS Financial Director Primus Spitzer took over the company from Danish Solarcap, a subsidiary of VKR Holding. The...
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