Czech Republic

  • Czech Republic: Residential Rebate Programme Nova Zelena Usporam

    The Nova Zelena Usporam (New Green Savings/ New Greenlight to Savings) restared in August 2013. There was then a new call in April 2014 and one in May 2015. On 22 October 2015 the Ministry of  Environment started a long-term round which should last until the end of 2021.

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  • 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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