Finance and Incentives

  • Italy: Conto Termico 2.0 Refers to Expected Yield

    Italy: Conto Termico 2.0 Refers to Expected Yield

    The latest statistics of Conto Termico in Italy show that the national incentive scheme has still not been used enough: As of 1 January 2016, it had supported only 62 solar thermal plants for public buildings, while the...
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    Great Britain: Rumours of Closing down Renewable Heat Incentives

    Since the win at the general election May 2015, the UK Conservative Party has made significant changes to policies that were related to energy and environment protection. These include the currently in parliament discussed reduction of subsidies for wind and solar PV with the Feed-In...
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  • Solrico Portugal Market Assessment

    Portugal: New Government with Good Intentions but Lack of Action

    After a politically unstable last quarter of 2015, Portugal’s path for the next years seems to be finally set. The new socialist government, led by António Costa, took office by the end of November and brought back the old promise of supporting renewable energy sources. At least, this is...
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  • SHC2015: The Challenge of Smart Heating

    SHC2015: The Challenge of Smart Heating

    veral quickly receding waves of smart home hypes, the current trend to link devices in residential homes seems comparably stable. Drivers of the development are energy, security and comfort. Although new products and services for smart homes focus on electricity usage, Uwe Trenkner is...
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  • Saudi Arabia: “Cheap might still be too expensive”

    Saudi Arabia: “Cheap might still be too expensive”

    With a solar radiation of up to 2,550 kWh/m², Saudi Arabia seems destined to be a frequent user of solar thermal energy. Solar heating and cooling, however, are not very common in the Kingdom. A new housing programme launched by the government is now adding solar water heating to the list...
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  • Slovakian incentive programme Green Homes

    Since January 2019 Slovaks can obtain again incentives for the installation of renewable energies systems including solar thermal energy from the EU funded programme Green Homes operated by the state Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA) and implemented in various allocation rounds. Only Solar...
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  • Greece: Tax Incentives Benefit National Economy

    Greece: Tax Incentives Benefit National Economy

    Greece’s solar water heater manufacturers have proved to be highly resilient at a time when the country is in economic crisis. The collector manufacturers were able to increase both domestic (+19 %) and export (+16 %) sales in 2014, according to the Greek Solar Industry Association, EBHE....
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  • France: Monitoring Innovations – Rebuilding Investor Confidence

    France: Monitoring Innovations – Rebuilding Investor Confidence

    “The French market has been suffering from inadequately performing solar thermal installations made in the boom years of 2009 to 2011 because of untrained installers,” said Edwige Gautier, Project Coordinator at Enerplan, the Union of Professionals in Solar Energy, during her speech at...
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  • Europe: Strategy on Heating and Cooling Launches in February 2016

    Europe: Strategy on Heating and Cooling Launches in February 2016

    The publication of the EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling (Heat Strategy) is now scheduled for February 2016, when it will be published as part of the winter (legislative) package comprising a revised Security of Gas Supply Regulation and an EU strategy for liquefied natural gas. The...
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