Domestic Hot Water and Heating

  • Solar Water Heating TechScope Market Readiness Assessment for Eight Caribbean Countries

    This regional assessment report applies the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Assessments Methodology in eight Caribbean countries: Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic Grenada, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. It is recommended that the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Assessment...

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  • Technical Study Report on Solar Thermal Technology LCIA Methods and LCC Models

    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) Analysis are powerful tools to determine the impact of a product not only by its use but also its whole life cycle from cradle to grave. In order to establish reliability and comparability of Life Cycle Assessment, a comprehensive set of...

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  • Six Solar Thermal Application Factsheets

    These six solar thermal application factsheets provide a quick insight into different uses of the solar thermal technology, including possible ranges of use, energy saving effect and GHG, with perception of the competitiveness, investment cost and economic value. They include examples of...

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  • Austria: Hope for Market Decline Slowdown

    Austria: Hope for Market Decline Slowdown

    The market report Innovative Energy Technologies in Austria. Market Development 2014 published by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) shows that in 2014, the national solar thermal industry had to deal with declining sales for the fifth...
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  • Brazil Offers New Green Building Credit Terms

    Brazil Offers New Green Building Credit Terms

    Since June 2015, the CAIXA bank owned by the Brazilian government has been offering improved financing conditions for energy-efficient housing projects built under the social housing programme Minha Casa Minha Vida (MCMV) to promote energy saving. As growing electricity demand is constantly...
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  • Uruguay: The Battle for Market Growth Continues

    Uruguay: The Battle for Market Growth Continues

    Uruguay, whose population of 3.4 million makes it one of the smallest countries in Latin America, has shown positive market development since 2007. Cumulated installed solar thermal power saw a notable increase from 1 to 9.5 kWth per 1,000 inhabitants. According to numbers...
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  • Switzerland: Shift towards Multi-Family Housing Projects

    Switzerland: Shift towards Multi-Family Housing Projects

    In June, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy published its annual solar market report carried out by the solar energy association Swissolar (see the attached document in German and French). In 2014, sales of glazed collectors dropped by 7 %, down to 113,000 m² of absorber area....
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  • Solar Water Heaters Not First Choice of EU-GUGLE Participants

    Solar Water Heaters Not First Choice of EU-GUGLE Participants

    Finding feasible renovation models to change energy-consuming buildings into nearly zero-energy ones is the aim of the EU-GUGLE project, which stands for European cities serving as Green Urban Gate towards Leadership in sustainable Energy. The programme was launched at the six...
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  • Poland: Separate but Capped Solar Thermal Subsidy

    Poland: Separate but Capped Solar Thermal Subsidy

    The annual market statistic of the Polish Institute for Renewable Energy (EC BREC IEO) show a clear downward trend over the last two years, mainly because of changes in the national subsidy scheme of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, NFOŚiGW. The...
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  • IEA SHC: 20 Country Profile Analyse Market and Industry Development

    IEA SHC: 20 Country Profile Analyse Market and Industry Development

    “The Renewable Heat Incentive in the United Kingdom has failed to stimulate the market for solar thermal, which continues to contract. There are technical issues in the regulations preventing the use of solar thermal with other renewable heating systems, such as biomass and heat...
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  • Italy: 903 Municipalities with Solar Thermal Building Obligation

    Italy: 903 Municipalities with Solar Thermal Building Obligation

    In Italy, a recent national decree no. 164/2014, the so-called Sblocca Italia, aiming at simplifying bureaucratic processes, introduced the concept of a standard building code, which should be developed by the government in cooperation with the regions and municipalities. Of course, in...
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