NREAP

  • Hungary: New Solar Thermal Association and new Incentive Programmes

    Hungary: New Solar Thermal Association and new Incentive Programmes

    The Hungarian solar thermal industry is joining forces: In October 2010, it initiated the founding of the Hungarian solar association Magyar Szolár Szövetség, which will be authorised by the Hungarian administration most probably by the end of March. President of the new association is...

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  • Belgium: Ambitious Targets for Solar Thermal

    Belgium: Ambitious Targets for Solar Thermal

    After a five-month delay, Belgium finally submitted its National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) in November 2010 - with quite ambitious targets for solar thermal: The cumulative collector area is to increase by a 22-fold, from 0.21 million m² in 2010 to 4.62 million m² in 2020. Tax...
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  • Greece mandates Solar for new and refurbished Buildings

    Greece mandates Solar for new and refurbished Buildings

    Every fourth Greek household gets its hot water from heating with the sun. The solar market, however, stagnated in 2010. Substantial support mechanisms are needed to fulfil the objectives of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan.
    Photo: Joachim Berner

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  • NREAPs: Only 8 countries to plan with significant Area and Growth Rates

    NREAPs: Only 8 countries to plan with significant Area and Growth Rates

    Clear-cut concepts and mandatory targets to protect the climate was what the European Commission requested from the 27 EU members as they created their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs). On 30 June 2010, 23 states delivered their national version – with meagre success for solar...

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  • “We were prepared for this Outcome”

    “We were prepared for this Outcome”

    In most of the National Renewable Energy Plans (NREAPs), solar thermal was not a priority. Only 8 countries announced significant collector area and growth rates (see news here). solarthermalworld.org asked Xavier Noyon, Secretary General of the European Solar...

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  • REPAP 2020: Implementation of the RES-Directive at National Level (2009)

    Christine Lins, Secretary General of EREC, made this presentation during a workshop, organised by ESTIF, in Brussels, on the RES Directive implementation. The presentation provides an overview of the RES Directive and the measures national authorities have to put in place to comply with the...
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  • Poland: a Coalition Setting High Solar Thermal Targets

    Poland: a Coalition Setting High Solar Thermal Targets

    Grzegorz Wisniewski (left), President of the Institute of Renewable Energy (IEO) in Warsaw, initiated the foundation of a coalition between solar thermal manufacturers and distributors during the second Solar Energy Industry Forum in Poznań, Poland, in May this year. Photo: IEO

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  • Energy Directive Adopted by European Parliament

    It's a great step forward acknowledging solar heating and cooling to be a key factor for climate protection: For the first time, heating and cooling is covered by an European Directive. The new Energy Directive was adopted with 634 votes in favour and only 25 against and 25 absent in the...

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