Feed-In Tariffs

  • Italy: Political Frame Condition Update

    Italy: Political Frame Condition Update

    The change at the helm of government in Italy has already had some positive effects on the solar thermal sector. The tax credit extensions were confirmed earlier than in the years before. At the beginning of December, the government approved the extension until 31 December 2012 under the...

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  • Solar Energy – Upside for Downstream (2010)

    The report published in 2010 by the Silvia Quandt Research deals with the downstream segment of the solar industry, highlighting its potential for investors. Starting from the case of feed-in tariffs in Germany, the report analyses not only key markets, but also the activities of leading...

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  • Solar Thermal Power Plants –Firm Capacity with 100% Renewables (2009)

    This is a presentation from the company Solar Millennium AG, made during the CUEN (Cambridge University Energy Network) 3rd annual energy conference in June 2009. It provides an overview of solar energy capacity, opportunities, technologies and market evolution possibilities. After a brief...

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  • Spain: Plans for a Solar Thermal Feed-in tariff for ESCOs

    Spain: Plans for a Solar Thermal Feed-in tariff for ESCOs

    The Spanish solar thermal market again suffered from a slowdown in 2010. According to the latest market survey by the Spanish Solar Thermal Association ASIT, the 2010 market volume of 244 MWth (348,000 m2) is 14 % below the result of 2009. The light blue columns in the chart...

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  • Regulatory Framework for CST Promotion (2010)

    This presentation was made during the Southern African Regional Workshop on Concentrating Solar Thermal Power that took place in Botswana in May 2010. The event was organised by the Energy Anchor (ETWEN) and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and co-sponsored by the...

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  • Switzerland: Solar Thermal Industry calls for Rooftop Privileges

    Switzerland: Solar Thermal Industry calls for Rooftop Privileges

    Reserving the roofs of residential houses in Switzerland for solar thermal installations: This is the major item from the request by the two well-known solar thermal manufacturers in Switzerland, Jenni Energietechnik and Soltop Schuppisser.
    Photo: Jenni

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  • Schemes for Subsidizing Renewable Energy Driven Desalination (2010)

    This report was released as part of the Project ProDes (Promotion of Renewable Energy for Water production through Desalination). The project ProDes (2008-2010) brings together 14 European organisations in order to support the market development of renewable energy desalination technology...

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  • Success Story: Feed-In Tariffs Support Solar Thermal Power in Spain (2008)

    This document explains how feed-in tariffs (FIT) contributed to the success of solar thermal energy in Spain, especially concentrating solar power (CSP). The document provides a comprehensive introduction to feed-in tariffs, its use in Spain, the main elements of the Spanish legislation...

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  • Feed-In Tariffs Support Solar Thermal Power in Spain

    This document explains how the use of Feed-In Tariffs has been beneficial for the development of concentrating solar power (CSP) in Spain. A Feed-In Tariff ensures that the entrepreneurs’ electricity will be bought at a guaranteed rate for a fixed period of time.

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