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    USA: Extended Tax Credits for Weak Solar Thermal Market

    Against all odds, the solar heating tax credits in the USA were extended again by 5 years. On 18 December 2015, the Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed, including an extension of the so-called federal Investment Tax Credits up to 2021. Originally, the tax incentives were expected to...
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  • Database of Building Codes: 24 Individual Regulations

    Database of Building Codes: 24 Individual Regulations

    Sometimes, it takes a while until good ideas are copied. This has been the case with solar/renewable building codes, which were invented in Israel more than 30 years ago. It has just been over the last ten years, however, that this political instrument reached all five continents....

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  • USA: Utility Networking for Solar Thermal Energy

    USA: Utility Networking for Solar Thermal Energy

    A unique network promoting solar thermal energy has developed in the USA: The Utility Solar Water Heating Initiative (USH2O) launched in 1994 offers utilities, as well as companies related to the solar thermal sector, the opportunity of concerted advocacy initiatives, and exchanging...

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  • Hawaii: Is the Strongest Solar Thermal Market in the US in Trouble?

    Hawaii: Is the Strongest Solar Thermal Market in the US in Trouble?

    After being the strongest U.S. market for solar thermal for many years, Hawaii currently has to cope with a falling demand for solar thermal installations. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight report for the third quarter of US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GMT...

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  • USA: 100th Anniversary of modern Solar Thermal Heater

    USA: 100th Anniversary of modern Solar Thermal Heater

    Pioneering solar water heater technology in California: William J. Bailey, a clever business man from California, started producing solar water heaters in his company Day and Night Solar Heater Co. exactly 100 years ago. The technology was based on Bailey´s own patent, which was approved...

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  • Hawaii Tax Information Release (2007)

    This document produced by the Taxation Department of the State of Hawaii explains the renewable energy technologies income tax credit, which was put in place in by the authorities in Hawaii. This incentive scheme covers solar thermal energy, wind as well as photovoltaics. The document goes...

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  • Hawaii: Electricity through Sunshine and MicroCSP Technology

    Hawaii: Electricity through Sunshine and MicroCSP Technology

    A solar field for electricity production: The 1,000 parabolic trough collectors by Hawaiian manufacturer Sopogy, which stand in the hot Kona desert on the Big Island of Hawaii, equal the output of a 2 MW thermal power.
    Photo: Sopogy/Keahole Solar Power

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  • Hawaii's Solar Obligation: Frontrunner in the USA

    Hawaii's Solar Obligation: Frontrunner in the USA

    Solar is everywhere in Hawaii: This is the Helemano Army Family Housing project of the U.S. army near the city of Wahiawa. It possesses more than 400 solar water heaters. Photo: Sunearth

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