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  • Spain: EUR 2 Million in Subsidies for Solar Heat Providers

    Spain: EUR 2 Million in Subsidies for Solar Heat Providers

    Eighteen solar heat projects have profited from the national incentive scheme, Solcasa, in Spain since May 2010. The programme has been offering low-interest loans to Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), which install, operate and maintain solar thermal installations to sell their solar gains...
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  • Low-interest Loans for Energy Service Providers

    Since May 2010 Solcasa, a national financing scheme has been offering low-interest loans to Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), which install, operate and maintain solar thermal installations to sell their solar gains to customers, such as hotels or multi-family building owners. The administrator of...
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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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  • Solar Energy in Spain (2009)

    The solar potential in Spain is the highest in Europe because of its privileged location and climate.  Solar energy offers many advantages with respect to conventional energy, since it deals with a stream of energy that is free, clean and limitless. 

    Solar thermal energy takes...

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  • Spain: Regional Incentive Schemes Help Market Grow

    Spain: Regional Incentive Schemes Help Market Grow

    After an uninterrupted four-year slump (and a stagnating market in 2013), the latest figures from the Spanish solar thermal association, ASIT, show that the market is alive again: A total collector area of 255,000 m² (179 MWth) was installed in 2014 – helping it...
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  • Spain: Canary Islands Publish Guide on Hotel Solar Use

    Spain: Canary Islands Publish Guide on Hotel Solar Use

    The regional government of the Canary Islands has published a guide on increasing the use of solar thermal in the local hotel sector. The government presented and distributed the study TRNSHOTEL, an analysis and proposals to optimise the solar thermal energy consumption in the Canary...
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  • 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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