Czech Republic

  • Czech Republic: Vacuum Tubes on the Rise

    Czech Republic: Vacuum Tubes on the Rise

    The annual market report of the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, MPO, confirmed two things: the big drop in annual market volume in 2011 and the increasing market share of vacuum tube collectors. The newly installed collector area decreased by 28 % after the government had stopped...

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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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  • Czech Republic: Environment Ministry Proposes New Subsidy Scheme

    Czech Republic: Environment Ministry Proposes New Subsidy Scheme

    Now, the debate in the Czech Republic is about whether to revive the national subsidy scheme. In November 2012, the Czech Minister of Environment, Tomáš Chalupa, introduced a draft for a so-called Nová Zelená Úsporám or New Green Savings...

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  • CESB13, Prague

    The 3rd international conference Central Europe towards Sustainable Building (CESB13) will be held in historical Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, from June 26 to 28, 2013. The Conference scope is focused on Sustainable building and refurbishment for next generations. The event is...

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  • Czech Republic: Integrated Tank Collector Targets New Market Segments

    Czech Republic: Integrated Tank Collector Targets New Market Segments

    Czech vacuum tube collector manufacturer Vermos has developed a completely new collector model with integrated tank which combines easy usability with a rather low price. The new solar system is available in two sizes: 35 litres (SAK 30) for ground installations and 50 litres (SAK 50) for...

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  • Success Factors in Solar District Heating (2010)

    The 'SDHtake-off - Solar District Heating in Europe' project is a EU-funded project (under the European Commission Programme IEE Intelligent Energy Europe)supporting the market rollout of solar district heating in Europe. It started on July 2009 and runs for a period of three years. This ...

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  • Italy: District Heating Sector shows great Interest in Solar Thermal

    Italy: District Heating Sector shows great Interest in Solar Thermal

    On 29 and 30 September, the project partners of the EU project SDHtake-off met for a workshop during the GeoThermExpo in Ferrara, Italy. “All the big players in district heating in Italy joined our meeting,” project coordinator Thomas Pauschinger from German research centre Solites says....

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  • Czech Republic: Rescue Plan to fill Budget Gaps

    Czech Republic: Rescue Plan to fill Budget Gaps

    In autumn of 2010, it became clear that the budget of the Czech subsidy programme Zelena Usporam (Green Savings) lacks about Czech Koruny CZK 8 billion (EUR 329 million). The Minister of Environment, Tomáš Chalupa, published a press release at the end of April 2011, describing how to...

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  • ESTEC 2011 in France: Early Bird Registration extended

    ESTEC 2011 in France: Early Bird Registration extended

    The early bird registration for the European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (estec 2011) has been extended to 15 July. You can save around EUR 100 if you sign up for the 2-day conference before this date. It will take place in Marseilles, France, on 20 and 21 October 2011. Fees are lower...

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