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  • Solar Thermal Energy in Cape Verde – State of Development (2014)

    This document was presented at the ECOWAS Solar Thermal Energy Capacity Building and Demonstration Programme conference held on 13 and 14 June 2014 in Praia, Cape Verde. The presentation provides an overview of the usage of solar thermal energy in the touristic sector of Cape...

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  • Colombia: New Law Promises Tax Incentives

    Colombia: New Law Promises Tax Incentives

    A new law has just provided the framework to offer renewable tax incentives in Colombia. The law will now be followed by a decree, which is expected to be finalised within less than a year and will specify the objectives and support measures for different renewable energy technologies....
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  • Guatemala: Growth without Subsidies

    Guatemala: Growth without Subsidies

    Despite the total lack of public incentives, the Guatemalan solar thermal market is growing at a steady rate. High electricity prices combined with a welcoming climate and market environment are turning solar thermal into an increasingly attractive technology. One of the country’s...
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  • El Salvador: Small Market with Growth Potential

    El Salvador: Small Market with Growth Potential

    Despite its relatively small population of 6.2 million inhabitants and its total area of barely 21,000 km², which is half the size of The Netherlands, El Salvador shows potential for growth: The solar thermal market in the Central American country offers opportunities both at public...
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  • Egypt: Green Star Hotels “Download” the Sun

    Egypt: Green Star Hotels “Download” the Sun

    At the end of November, participants of a workshop in Munich, Germany, debated Egypt’s attempt at making the most use of the sunlight available in the country. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria organised a one-day seminar, offering presentations on energy and...
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  • “We cannot predict market development, because we live in the Ukraine“

    “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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  • Bulgaria: First Luxury Hotel in Sofia Heats Water with the Sun

    Bulgaria: First Luxury Hotel in Sofia Heats Water with the Sun

    Hilton Sofia has brought a large-scale solar thermal energy system into operation. The system, which consists of forty-five Bosch Solar 7000TF flat plate collectors on the roof of the building, heats 5,000 litres of the hotel‘s 8,000-litre demand per day. The big and modern hotel...

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  • Tunisia Funds Solar Process Heat

    Tunisia Funds Solar Process Heat

    Tunisia is venturing into another completely new solar thermal application area: solar process heat. After having started the national support programme Prosol first in 2005 for residential solar water heaters, then in 2009 for hotels, hamams (Turkish baths), academic houses and...

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  • Denmark: ECCO Hotel’s Intelligent Solar Heating Solution

    Denmark: ECCO Hotel’s Intelligent Solar Heating Solution

    The hotel building extension at the ECCO Education and Conference Centre in Tønder, Denmark, supplies its own energy. Among other things, the autonomous energy supply is the result of a solar heating solution connected to the hotel’s booking system. The system comes from Danish Arcon...

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  • Egypt: Stakeholders sign Memorandum of Understanding for Solar Initiative

    Egypt: Stakeholders sign Memorandum of Understanding for Solar Initiative

    At a press conference on 2 June 2013, Khaled Gasser, Chairman of the Solar Energy Development Association (SEDA), Sherif Elwi, Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Egypt, Hisham Zaazou, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism, and Hussein Ghaleb, Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Hotel Association (...

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  • EU Project: RELACS in Sustainable Holiday Accommodations

    EU Project: RELACS in Sustainable Holiday Accommodations

    What have the Albena resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast (see photo), the Bräuer restaurant in Weißkirchen, Austria, and the 2 Danby Cottages in the UK’s Forest of Dean in common? They are all part of the RELACS network. RELACS is short for “REnewabLe energy for tourist ACcommodation...

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