Finance and Incentives

  • Solar Water Heating Systems: A Review of Global Experiences (2010)

    Prepared jointly by India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), this report gives an overview of the Solar Water Heating Systems (SWHS) market in India over the last decade, and counterpoints it against broader global...

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  • Germany: Association and Ministry Discuss Market Development

    Germany: Association and Ministry Discuss Market Development

    The symposium “Solar Thermal Energy” - the largest German-speaking conference dedicated to solar heating and cooling technology – has painted a mixed picture of the current development in Germany. The 3-day event, which was organised by German company Otti and took place at...

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  • Solar Water Hater and Heat Pump Study (2011)

    This study reviews the current status and future trends of Australia’s Solar Water Heater and Heat Pump Industry. In recent years, solar water heaters in Australia have progressed from a niche market to become a mainstream high volume, low margin product. In 2010, it was estimated that over 10%...

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  • Italy: Negotiations with New Government

    Italy: Negotiations with New Government

    The renewable energy sector in Italy has formed a strong alliance to defend its interests under the new government of Mario Monti, Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance. The “Convention of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” (Stati generali delle rinnovabili e dell’efficienza...

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  • Mexico: Procalsol Programme Ends this Year

    Mexico: Procalsol Programme Ends this Year

    The programme Procalsol that started in 2007 will end in December 2012. It has been Mexico’s first long-term scheme to support solar water heating. Experts disagree on whether the end of Procalsol will influence the solar thermal market in the country. In addition, it is not only the...

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  • Great Britain: Low Impact of RHI on Solar Thermal Market

    Great Britain: Low Impact of RHI on Solar Thermal Market

    Five months after the introduction of the Renewable Heating Incentive for commercial installations, the scheme’s effect on the solar thermal sector is almost zero. Of the 21 renewable heating systems approved by the end of April 2012, 16 are solid biomass boilers, 4 heat pump projects – and ...

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  • Bulgaria: EU Funds to Boost Energy Efficiency and Solar Thermal Energy

    Bulgaria: EU Funds to Boost Energy Efficiency and Solar Thermal Energy

    In terms of solar heating and cooling, the Bulgarian government is planning to increase the number of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy projects not only for residential buildings, but also for small and medium enterprises. Two new incentive programmes have been presented over the...
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  • Austria: First Federal Incentive Programme for Solar Water Heating

    Austria: First Federal Incentive Programme for Solar Water Heating

    On 17 April, Austria started its first federal incentive programme for solar water heating in the residential sector. This means that the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund now supports new private solar thermal installations with EUR 400 per system if the collector area is 5 m² or more....

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  • Poland: Solar Forum 2012 Debate on How to Sustain Growth Rate

    Poland: Solar Forum 2012 Debate on How to Sustain Growth Rate

    According to the market statistics of the Institute for Renewable Energy (IEO), the total installed solar thermal collector area in Poland at the end of 2011 was 904,000 m2 (633 MWth). This is just 6.5 % of the 14 million m2 (9.8 GWth) target that the National Renewable...

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  • India: Kerala State Subsidy Meets Targets

    India: Kerala State Subsidy Meets Targets

    The new subsidy scheme in the southern Indian state of Kerala has almost reached its aims: The programme subsidised 5,000 m² of collector area in the first three months of 2012, according to the Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT). As ANERT Scientist Perumpalot...

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  • CSP Feed-in Tariffs Guide (2011)

    Written to support CSP Today’s 2011 concentrated solar power (CSP) event in Seville, this report provides an overview of the regulatory incentives schemes that exist to support the concentrated solar thermal industry around the world. It summarises the incentives and targets for CSP in nine...

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