Finance and Incentives

  • Process Heat Statistics

    Germany: Process Heat Supply from Vacuum Tubes and Air Collectors on the Rise

    There is a distinct difference between the make-up of the German solar process heat segment and the country’s solar thermal market in general and it concerns the type of collectors used. One in four collectors used in solar process heat systems is an air collector, although the technology...
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  • Tunisian Market Development

    Tunisia: National Subsidy Scheme Prosol Extended to 2020

    Tunisia`s solar thermal market stabilised at 64,000 m2 in 2016, a figure only slightly lower than the 65,000 m2 in 2015 and in 2014, but significantly below the peak years of 2008 to 2010. The key market driver had again been Prosol, the national residential programme...
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  • Glasspoint

    Miraah in Oman: “Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget”

    Replacing gas with sunshine for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is a cost-effective solution. This is the key message of US-based company Glasspoint, which has mobilised the biggest investment ever in a solar steam-producing unit in Oman. State-owned Petroleum Development Oman is building a...
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  • California Incentive Programme

    USA: Commercial Systems Dominate Californian Solar Thermal Market

    The California Solar Initiative (CSI) – Thermal Program seems to have stabilised at around 20,000 m² (or around 200,000 ft²) of subsidised collector area per year. Commercial applications dominate the statistics, although there was a spike in the share of residential systems in 2016. The...
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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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  • State subsidies for solar thermal energy in Macedonia

    Since 2007 the Macedonian government maintains its Programme for partial subsidising of purchased and installed solar thermal collectors in households. In 2017 the available amount has been increased from MKD 6 million (EUR 100,000) to MDK 16 million (EUR 260,000). Applicants can get up...

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  • Argentinia Energe

    Argentina: New Survey Confirms Growth, National Incentives Expected Soon

    Argentina has officially declared 2017 the Renewable Energy Year. A recent report published by the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial (INTI), a division of the Ministry of Industry, confirms that the national solar thermal market has been growing: An industry survey shows...
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