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  • Solar Water Heating Calculation Tool

    This Calculation Tool was developed by the National Country Program of Albania under the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative. 

    This is a simplified Residential & Service Solar Water Heating system calculation tool, which estimates the size...

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  • Great Britain: Drafting of NREAP without consulting the Public or Stakeholders

    Great Britain: Drafting of NREAP without consulting the Public or Stakeholders

    Great Britain is a country with a fair number of governmental initiatives intended to save carbon emissions. Two major documents are the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan and the Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) published in July 2009, which cover all industries and renewable technologies. There is...

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  • Malta: Solar Water Heaters used by half of the Households by 2020

    The Malta Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energies Association (M.E.E.R.E.A.) has taken on the drafting of the roadmap to ensure the future development of renewable energy sources on the sunny island in the Mediterranean Sea. M.E.E.R.E.A. is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation...

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  • France already set Targets in 2007: Great efforts to reach them

    France is the frontrunner in Europe in terms of implementing political frame conditions for solar thermal technology. The government already approved the country's energy law, the so-called “Grenelle de l’Environnement“, in 2007. Richard Loyen, Secretary General of the French Solar Energy...

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  • Austria: Solar Thermal Roadmap 2020 (2009)

    In order to reach the goal of 34% renewables in 2020, Austria needs to increase significantly the share of renewable heating and cooling in its energy mix. Solar Thermal can deliver an important contribution to that goal. Read document below (only available in German)
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  • Romania: Solar Heating and Cooling in its political Infancy

    Romania is a good example for a country that is still only beginning to establish a policy for solar heating and cooling – not merely on the side of the government, but also on the side of the industry and its suppliers. As of 21 December 2009, there has not yet been a date announced for the...

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  • Poland: Ambitious Industry versus Conservative Government

    The Polish solar thermal industry exudes confident. It reached one of the highest growth rates of all European countries in recent years. Average growth has meant around 43% annually since 2001, according to Grzegorz Wisniewski , head of the Polish Institute for Renewable Energy (IEO). In 2009...

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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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  • Germany: Solar Thermal Should Cover 2.6 % of the Total Heat Demand by 2020

    Ways into a modern energy industry: This is the title of the German roadmap for all renewable energy technologies published by the German Renewable Energy Federation BEE in mid-December. The document states that Germany's policies will not be sufficient in utilizing the full potential of...

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