Finance and Incentives

  • ADEME

    Project partners guarantee SDH yield

    15 December saw the inauguration of the first installation supported by the subsidy scheme for large-scale solar thermal projects in France. The 2,340 m² collector field by German manufacturer KBB Kollektorbau has since been feeding into a biomass district heating network of Châteaubriant,...
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  • Grants for large-scale commercial solar plants

    In 2015 the national energy agency Ademe in France started a large-scale solar thermal support scheme with two submission deadlines annually. There are two new submission deadlines planned for March and November 2018. Between 2015 and 2017 a total of 14 applications were submitted and six of them...
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    SHC 2017 / Hans Josef Fell: Renewables can supply the world by 100

    For small and medium size renewable energy projects, feed-in tariffs are still the most adequate political framework, says Hans-Josef Fell. A study by the Energy Watch Group shows how renewables can supply energy for the whole world.

    This video was filmed during the Solar Heating and...

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  • Horizon 2020

    EU Funding for Solutions to Decarbonise Heating and Cooling Market

    A search for ‘solar thermal’ in a recently published 195-page document titled Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy will not return encouraging results (see the attached document). The publication by the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 shows only 6 entries in total. “Solar thermal is...
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  • Wagner Solar

    Germany: Renewable District Heating Grants

    German politicians are beginning to appreciate the benefits of solar district heating, or SDH for short. Germany’s Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, BMWi, has launched District Heating Networks 4.0, a new subsidy scheme for grids which use solar, biomass or waste heat to meet at...
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  • Solar Feed in Tariff for solar heating plants

    In the Netherlands, a feed in tariff is paid for solar thermal plants with a capacity of 140 kWth or above. In the case of solar heat, the tariff was 9.5 EURct/kWh during the application period in spring and autumn 2017. However, the incentives are only meant to bridge the gap between market and...
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  • TrustEE

    TrustEE Facilitates ESCO Project Financing in Industry

    The implementation of energy efficiency measures and the use of renewables can help manufacturing businesses cut costs and prepare them for when they will have to compete in a decarbonised market. However, even outstanding technical designs often fail to secure financing. The EU’s TrustEE...
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  • Belo Horizonte

    Belo Horizonte – Brazil´s Solar Capital

    Belo Horizonte, a municipality about 600 km north of Sao Paulo in the state of Minas Gerais, is also known as the solar capital of Brazil. Not only does it have a population of about 2.5 million, but solar water heater installations on many of its high-rise multifamily buildings. The photo...
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  • Subsidy for retrofitting SWH in social housing

     In February the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism in Chile restarted a subsidy scheme that supports the installation of a solar thermal system for existing social housing units. The most current application round ended at 30 September 2018. 


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  • Poll Results

    World Bank Supports Solar Concentrating Solutions for Industry

    On 18 October 2017, speakers from three continents joined a webinar initiated by the World Bank and the Clean Technology Fund and hosted by Spanish-based consultancy ATA Insights to talk about opportunities for concentrating solar thermal in industry. Martin Haagen from Industrial Solar, a...
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