tax reductions

  • Greece: Tax Incentives Benefit National Economy

    Greece: Tax Incentives Benefit National Economy

    Greece’s solar water heater manufacturers have proved to be highly resilient at a time when the country is in economic crisis. The collector manufacturers were able to increase both domestic (+19 %) and export (+16 %) sales in 2014, according to the Greek Solar Industry Association, EBHE....
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  • Development of the Solar Thermal Market in the APEC Economies (2009)

    This report was undertaken by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group in 2009, with the objective to improve the development of the solar energy market within sponsoring APEC economies. The report identifies the most efficient...

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  • Macedonia: "Electricity more important than Heat"

    Macedonia: "Electricity more important than Heat"

    In Macedonia, a solar system has just been installed on the roof of a primary school. The system, which will provide power for lighting and the school computers, is at least a small step towards establishing solar energy in the country - but unfortunately, only in the direction of...

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  • Italy: Tax Credits extended but under worse Conditions

    Italy: Tax Credits extended but under worse Conditions

    Photovoltaic and solar thermal systems competing for roof space in Italy's residential sector: Solar electricity is booming, and the 55 % tax reduction for solar thermal installations was just extended for another 12 months. However, the conditions for it will not be as favourable as this...

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  • Chile: Tax Rebate for Construction Companies

    Chile: Tax Rebate for Construction Companies

    Sunny Chile: On 19 November 2009, the National Energy Commission held a presentation on the “regulatory framework for solar thermal in Chile” that led to the introduction of a new tax rebate programme for solar water heaters (SWH) in August this year and will last until 2013....

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  • Italy: Cap for Tax Reductions Removed

    Italy: Cap for Tax Reductions Removed

    The solar community can breathe a sigh of relief. The sun is shining again over the solar thermal market in Italy. The temporary law of the government from the 29th of November (Decreto Legge 185/08) was approved by the Italian Parliament only after major changes...

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  • Overall Cap for Tax Reductions in Italy

    Overall Cap for Tax Reductions in Italy

    Dark clouds are beginning to appear over the prospects of the solar thermal market in Italy. On the 29th November 2008, the Italian government published a temporary law for modifying the 55% tax reduction that has driven the solar thermal market in recent years. The temporary law...

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  • Portugal: Solar Obligation since 2006

    To increase the use of renewable energy sources is one of three goals in the Portuguese National Strategy for Energy. One instrument is a solar thermal obligation which entered into force in 2006. Its introduction has been prepared by a market stimulation programme.

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