Policy

  • 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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  • 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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  • Turkey: Great Achievements with Little Policy Support

    Turkey: Great Achievements with Little Policy Support

    The interest in technology and market research on the solar heating and cooling sector is growing. The number of countries participating in the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) increased significantly over the last two years from 20 to 25 nations. One of the most recent...

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  • Israel: Front runner in Solar Building Code with Strong Impact on Market

    Israel: Front runner in Solar Building Code with Strong Impact on Market

    The Middle East is a hub for solar energy deployment. Three countries from this region were among the ones with the highest total installed capacity of glazed water collectors in operation per 1,000 inhabitants at the end of 2013: Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan. Israel is...
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  • Solar Energy Technologies Program (2009)

    This two page brochure is an overview of the US Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Program. Written by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), this report summarizes the recent initiatives and strategic focus of DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Program...

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  • Guide to Solar Thermal Incentives in Washington DC (2012)

    This report from the District Department of the Environment, Washington DC’s local environmental agency, details how local citizens can use the city’s Renewable Energy Incentive Program (REIP) to receive incentives for using solar thermal systems. Further...

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  • Program Handbook: California Solar Initiative - Thermal (2012)

    This is the updated program handbook for the Thermal Program of the California Solar Initiative. It is the first update since 2010, and features revised steps for various groups to participate in the program. Further information on solar thermal incentives can be found...

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  • California Solar Initiative – Thermal, Program Handbook (2010)

    This is the Handbook for the Thermal Program of the California Solar Initiative. The Handbook covers the background and purpose of the program, what consumers and organizations can participate, and what kind of equipment and technology falls under the purview of the program....

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  • Solar Thermal Trends, Performance-Based Incentives, and RPS (2012)

    This presentation was created by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and was presented originally as a webinar. It focuses on trends in solar thermal and the implementation of solar thermal technology as part of renewable energy statewide portfolios. In 2011, the largest...

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