RES

  • Green Institute Issue Brief on Solar Energy (2008)

    This report was issued by the Green Institute in 2008 and discusses the option of a “solar carve-out” to build Minnesota’s solar future. To develop Minnesota’s renewable sources beyond 25 percent, development of additional renewable energy will be...

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  • Best Practice Policies to Develop Renewable Heat Markets (2004)

    This document is one the deliverables of the REACT Project (renewable energy in action). The project aimed at developing innovative, nationally adapted policies and programs for a faster and more cost effective market introduction of renewable energies. The report goes through the main RES...

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  • Renewable Energy in Malta (2007)

    This presentation made by Antoine Riolo of Malta Resources Authority provides a general overview of the renewable energies used in Malta, including solar thermal and the existing support mechanisms to this technology. Solar thermal applications for water heating are actually the renewable...

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  • ASIT Presentation on RES Directive (2009)

    Mr Pascual Polo, Secretary General of the Spanish Solar Thermal Association - ASIT - gave this presentation during a Workshop organised by ESTIF on 2nd December on the implementation of the RES Directive. The presentation goes through the Spanish solar thermal market and the implementation of...
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  • Holland Solar celebrates its 25th Anniversary

    Celebrating 25 years of Holland Solar: Amersfoort won the award for the best solar thermal community in the Netherlands. The picture shows Pauline Sparenburg from the climate and energy administration of Amersfoort accepting the award at the celebration.
    Photo: Holland Solar...

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  • Solar Thermal: “Potential Massively Underestimated”

    The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has recently published its Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) which includes solar thermal. This has provoked a strong response from the UK Solar Trade Association (STA) stating that DECC has “massively underestimated the potential of solar...

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  • Renewable Energies Sources in Finland – OPET Report (2002)

    In 2000, 25% of Finland’s energy consumption resulted from renewable energy sources, which makes Finland share of RES in the total energy consumption the third highest in the EU. Nonetheless, the government launched a National Climate Strategy and Action Plan for Renewable Energy in 2001...

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  • Market Study on Solar Collectors in Chile (2006)

    In 2004, the consumption of primary energy sources in Chile was still very significant (oil 39%; natural gas 19%; hydroelectricity 18%; coal 10% and wood and other fuels 14%). Given this high dependence on fossil fuels, the Government of Chile has set a target of supplying 15% of the new...

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  • 60 Solar Cities in India

    Nagpur city in central India – one of 60 solar cities in India supported by the government.

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  • Concentrating Solar Power from Research to Implementation

    This document from 2007, released by the European Commission, refers projects, financed under the 6th EU Research Framework Programme (FP6), to boost the use of solar power technologies in Europe, as a part of the EU’s goal of achieving 20% share of renewable energies inits overall energy...
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