Ukraine

  • Danube River

    Renewable heat projects along Danube River

    DanubeHeat helps small and medium enterprises, research and educational institutions, and public agencies draft EU funding applications. Financially supported by the German education ministry and coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE based in Freiburg, Germany...
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  • Sint Solar

    Ukraine’s Largest Collector Field Installed at Mariupol Port

    September saw the commissioning of Ukraine’s largest solar thermal system. Its 252 flat plate units add up to 518 m² of gross collector area and supply heat to the showers and kitchens at Mariupol, a major trading port on the Sea of Azov, near the Black Sea. The renovation of the boiler...
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  • Lviv IT Cluster

    Ukraine: IT Company Building to Have Solar Drainback System

    Lviv IT Cluster, one of Ukraine´s leading IT businesses, is currently building up a multi-family house for its employees that meets all the requirements for a smart property, including a modern heating system. It offers 72 flats on ten floors and is being built in Lviv, in western Ukraine....
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  • Afros

    Crimea: Plans to Establish New Collector Production

    According to the announcements by the Crimean Ministry of Industry Policy, the peninsula should get its first solar collector production unit soon. The government has plans to establish a solar collector and heat pump factory in the industrial area of Feodossija, an article on the...
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  • SEF-2015 - Sustainable Energy Forum of Ukraine

    Over the last seven years the Renewable Energy Forum gathered experts of sustainable energy innovative solutions and projects in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy. In 2015 the forum once again emphasizes the need of autonomous energy supply of the Ukraine. Key questions to be...

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  • Ukraine: Political Instability Hurts Business

    Ukraine’s solar thermal market has been adversely affected by the country’s currently very unstable economic, political and social situation. The industry agrees that customers are cautious about spending money during politically and socially uncertain times. Solar thermal...
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  • Ukraine/Georgia: Women for a Sunny Energy Supply in EECCA

    Energy poverty is a widespread phenomenon throughout Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). Many poor people living in these regions can hardly pay the ever-rising electricity costs. To heat their houses in winter, they are often forced to burn wood, diesel or any other...
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  • “We cannot predict market development, because we live in the Ukraine“

    The Ukrainian solar thermal market is extremely price-sensitive. Whereas importers of Chinese vacuum tube collectors have increased their annual sales significantly, the demand for high-quality solar collectors is stagnating. This is one of the results of the annual ISOL Navigator survey...

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  • 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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  • 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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