Domestic Hot Water and Heating

  • Belarus: 287 Completed Systems Prove Growing Interest in Solar Heat

    Belarus: 287 Completed Systems Prove Growing Interest in Solar Heat

    The use of solar heat is becoming increasingly popular in Belarus, an eastern European country with around 10 million population. Official statistics from the Ministry of Energy put the number of systems installed across the country at 287; their combined collector area, however, has not...
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  • NREAP Lebanon

    Lebanon: On Track for 2020 Square-Metre Target of 1 Million

    Lebanon seems to be one of only a handful of countries that are on track for meeting their solar thermal targets. The market statistics from the Lebanese Centre for Energy Conservation (LCEC) show around 250,000 m² of collector area were installed between 2009 and 2014, which exceeded the...
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  • Macedonia Incentive Programme

    Macedonia: National Subsidy Budget Raise

    The Republic of Macedonia has been in a state of political turmoil for some time. The most recent general election was held in December 2016, but it is still unclear whether a new government can be formed. Considering the circumstances, the provisional authorities have taken laudable steps...
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  • Austria: Tisun Sees Rising Interest in Solar Thermal in Gulf Region

    Austria: Tisun Sees Rising Interest in Solar Thermal in Gulf Region

    Austrian collector manufacturer Tisun is currently the supplier for three major projects in Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Qatar. Its subsidiary, Tisun GCC with two Dubai stakeholders, have been the ones helping the company enter the Arab markets. Since 2010, Tisun has had a local subsidiary in...
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  • New Zealand: Over 35 Years of Steel Absorber Collector Production

    New Zealand: Over 35 Years of Steel Absorber Collector Production

    For more than 35 years, Thermocell collectors have been exclusively manufactured in New Zealand. Developed and commercialised in the late 1970s by Professor Emeritus Arthur Williamson from the University of Canterbury, these patented collector types have been produced in Christchurch ever...
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  • Germany: “Performance-based incentives for all solar thermal plants”

    Germany: “Performance-based incentives for all solar thermal plants”

    In spring 2015, Germany´s Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) introduced a performance-based incentive for solar heating as an alternative to the scheme offering incentives based on collector area. Recently published statistics have shown the new programme to grant...
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  • Casa Verde

    Romania: Hike in Green House Programme Applications

    The relaunched Green House Programme (Casa Verde) has been a very popular national residential subsidy scheme across Romania. According to the Environmental Fund Administration (EFA), as many as 3,748 homeowners submitted an application on 10 October 2016, the starting day of the new two-...
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  • Bulgaria multi-family blocks

    Bulgaria: Third Phase of Residential Energy Efficiency Credit Line Launched

    Although Bulgaria is a country with many green or mountainous areas, it has had to grapple with severe air pollution caused not only by old cars, but also by wood-fuelled heating systems, which are popular across the country. The European Environment Agency has recently rated the Bulgarian...
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  • Hospital Managua

    Nicaragua: Soft Loan to Fund EUR 4 Million Project

    There is now nothing in the way of constructing an impressive solar heating and cooling installation in Nicaragua. At the end of September, the last signatures were placed under the contract documents for a 4,450 m² collector field which will supply air conditioning and warm water to the...
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