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  • Maintenance as New Business Option in Spain

    Maintenance as New Business Option in Spain

    Recently, maintenance has gained popularity among Spanish solar thermal installers, according to the country’s national solar industry association, ASIT. Its general secretary, Pascual Polo, has been working to encourage the association’s members and end users to have solar thermal...
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  • Spain: Barcelona Approves Solar Thermal Incentives

    Spain: Barcelona Approves Solar Thermal Incentives

    In July 2014, the Barcelona City Council approved a EUR 11.3 million subsidy scheme for rooftop renovation and green roofs development (see the attached flyer), including incentives for the installation of solar thermal technologies. Applications will be accepted until 31 December 2014....
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  • Spain: Market Rebounds after Years-Long Struggle

    Spain: Market Rebounds after Years-Long Struggle

    Last year, the Spanish solar thermal market showed signs of recovery for the first time since 2009. According to the latest report by the Spanish solar thermal industry association, ASIT, newly installed capacity grew by 1.5 % in 2013 compared to the previous year (see the attached...
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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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  • Spain: Waiting on Renewable Energy Plan

    Spain: Waiting on Renewable Energy Plan

    193 MWth or 275,590 m2: that’s how much Spain’s solar collector output and area grew last year, according to a market survey by the Solar Thermal Industry Association ASIT. It is a minus of 21 % compared to 2010 and the steepest decline the Spanish market has...

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  • Effects of the Spanish Solar Thermal Obligation

    Effects of the Spanish Solar Thermal Obligation

    David Pérez from the international consultancy firm eclareon, Madrid, took a closer look at the impact of the Spanish solar thermal obligation on demand, products and the value chain, and presented his conclusions at the European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (estec2009) in May...

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  • Spain: Solar Obligation since 2006

    In March 2006 the Spanish Government passed the new Technical Buildings Code (CTE). It has been the most significant reform of the country’s building sector in decades. The law covers safety, health and noise protection issues in buildings, and it deals with sustainability and energy...

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