Policy

  • Report on GSWH project: Albania Country Programme (2011)

    This report summarises the main activities undertaken in Albania to further SWH market development as part of the 2008-2011 UNEP/GEF Global Water Heating Transformation and Strenghtening Initiative (GSWH Project). The report gives suggestions for future market development in Albania....

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  • Mass Solar Water Heating Implementation in the Western Cape (2010)

    This document provides a strategic analysis of national and global policies and best practices for SWH market development, resulting in a clear action plan for application by South Africa’s provincial government of Western Cape. The authors, Sustainable Energy Africa, are clear that South Africa...

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  • Morocco’s Solar Water Heater Applications (2009)

    This presentation by Abdelali Dakkina (Moroccan Centre for the Development of Renewable Energies, CDER) summarises Morocco’s multifaceted approach to facilitating market development for Solar Water Heaters. With 200,000m2 solar collectors already installed in 2009, the government estimates a...

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  • Solar Water Heating Systems: A Review of Global Experiences (2010)

    Prepared jointly by India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), this report gives an overview of the Solar Water Heating Systems (SWHS) market in India over the last decade, and counterpoints it against broader global...

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  • Solar Water Hater and Heat Pump Study (2011)

    This study reviews the current status and future trends of Australia’s Solar Water Heater and Heat Pump Industry. In recent years, solar water heaters in Australia have progressed from a niche market to become a mainstream high volume, low margin product. In 2010, it was estimated that over 10%...

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  • Solar Heating and Cooling in Austria - Status Report (2009)

    This report - presented to the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme in 2009 - gives an overview of the solar heating and cooling industry in Austria.

    This includes an outline of the national and European regulatory environment, and the research programmes used to...

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  • Macroeconomic Impact of the Solar Thermal Electricity Industry in Spain (2011)

    This report - commissioned by Protermosolar and carried out by Deloitte – gives a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the main macroeconomic variables in Spain derived from technology from 2008 to 2010; and forecasts their future impact. It gives an overview of the different solar thermal...

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  • Kenya: Regulation Increases Solar Water Heater Uptake

    Although Kenya’s Energy (Solar Water Heating) Regulations 2010 have not yet come into force officially, they have already had an effect on the market. The draft of the regulation says that, “within a period of five years from the date of when these regulations come into force, all owners of...

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  • China: Beijing Mandates Solar Hot Water Systems

    On 1 March 2012, Beijing followed many other large Chinese cities in introducing its own solar thermal mandatory law. The new regulations are stipulated in document No. 3/2012, “Beijing Urban Construction Applications Management Approach”. Article 9 describes the scope of the new...

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