Finance and Incentives

  • Casa Verde

    Romania: Hike in Green House Programme Applications

    The relaunched Green House Programme (Casa Verde) has been a very popular national residential subsidy scheme across Romania. According to the Environmental Fund Administration (EFA), as many as 3,748 homeowners submitted an application on 10 October 2016, the starting day of the new two-...
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  • Bulgaria multi-family blocks

    Bulgaria: Third Phase of Residential Energy Efficiency Credit Line Launched

    Although Bulgaria is a country with many green or mountainous areas, it has had to grapple with severe air pollution caused not only by old cars, but also by wood-fuelled heating systems, which are popular across the country. The European Environment Agency has recently rated the Bulgarian...
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  • Residential Energy Efficiency Credit Line (REECL) 3 in Bulgaria

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has relaunched its more than ten years old financing facility for energy efficiency measures REECL. REECL 3 provides EUR 20 million for loans for incentive grants to private home owners, apartment owner associations and ESCO companies....

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  • Hospital Managua

    Nicaragua: Soft Loan to Fund EUR 4 Million Project

    There is now nothing in the way of constructing an impressive solar heating and cooling installation in Nicaragua. At the end of September, the last signatures were placed under the contract documents for a 4,450 m² collector field which will supply air conditioning and warm water to the...
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  • Moldova

    Moldova: Tender Invitation to Attract Collector Producers

    The Moldovan Agency of Energy Efficiency (AEE) and the country’s Ministry of Economy have jointly announced a tender invitation to companies which would like to start their own solar collector production in Moldova. According to a news article published on 28 September on Russian Mail...
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  • Crailsheim Monitoring Results

    Solar District Heating: Good Performances All Over Europe

    The 4th International Solar District Heating (SDH) Conference, which had been organised under the auspices of Horizon 2020 project SDHp2m…from Policy to Market on 21/22 September 2016 in Denmark, showed the importance of analysing real-life monitoring data from European...
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  • Now!

    IEA SHC Task 50: Lighting Industry Explores Contracting Solutions

    LED technology has greatly changed the face of the lighting market: In just a few years, lighting systems have become twice as efficient and half as expensive. These changes have resulted in a large but often untapped cost- and energy-saving potential in commercial buildings. The research...
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  • India REI 16 Panel

    India: Industry Demands Equally Assertive Solar Thermal Publicity

    The Indian government should provide the same assertive publicity for solar thermal technology as it had for solar PV because the population still needed to be made aware of the benefits of solar water heating. This was the major concern raised during the panel discussion Policy and...
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  • CBC Installation South Africa

    South Africa: Solar Green Beer Production Creates High IRR

    South Africa’s solar process heat installations remain profitable when they have to compete against other heat sources, such as diesel, paraffin, petrol or gas, the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, has concluded in a...
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  • Gujarat Borosil Glass Works

    India: Tax Reform May Lead to System Price Increases

    In India, there are multiple indirect taxes levied on most transactions. These taxes are divided into those collected by the federal government and the ones collected by state authorities. At the beginning of August, the Indian parliament passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, which...
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