Finance and Incentives

  • New York: Map of solar thermal Installers eligible for the NYSERDA subsidy scheme

    New York: Map of solar thermal Installers eligible for the NYSERDA subsidy scheme

    New York is the third most populated state in the USA. 19 million people live in the large East-American state - many potential customers for the NYSERDA Solar Water Heating Program that launched in December 2010. Residential and commercial clients can apply for a performance-based...

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  • The Rising Sun. Point of View on Solar Energy Sector in India (2011)

    This report, published by KPMG, an Indian research company, passes in review the Indian solar market in terms of technologies and applications (PV, solar power, solar water and heating, etc), barriers and drivers, grid issues, legislation and tax incentives.

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  • Eletropaulo donates 5,000 Solar Water Heaters to Brazilian Families

    Eletropaulo donates 5,000 Solar Water Heaters to Brazilian Families

    The Company of Housing and Urban Development of the State of São Paulo (CDHU-SP) and the electricity utility AES Eletropaulo joined efforts to both reduce energy consumption and benefit low-income families. AES Eletropaulo announced in a press release at the end of May that it will donate...

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  • Mexico: Great goals partially met

    Mexico: Great goals partially met

    Mexico is known for its great numbers and plans which are not always fully met. Although some “great goals were only partially met”, the solar thermal market has grown substantially in recent years, mainly because of the booming building sector. The photo shows one of the newly...

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  • Swiss: U-turn in Energy Policy

    Swiss: U-turn in Energy Policy

    The 25 May may prove to be a historically important turn in Switzerland's energy policy: The Swiss Federal Council adopted a law stipulating that no new nuclear power stations are to be built in the country. The existing plants could run as long as the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety...

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  • Great Britain: Solar Industry Summit discussed Solar Incentive Schemes

    Great Britain: Solar Industry Summit discussed Solar Incentive Schemes

    The UK currently holds the attention of the world with two government solar subsidy schemes – one for PV and one for solar thermal. The conference Solar Industry Summit – UK 2011, organized by the German company Solarpraxis in the middle of May in London, combined the interest of both...

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  • Chile: New Collector Manufacturer profits from Market Growth

    Chile: New Collector Manufacturer profits from Market Growth

    Chilean company THC is satisfied with the sales of its new collector type called Ecopanel. “We have installed around 2,500 m2 of Ecopanels over the last seven months, and have contracts for 1,500 m2 more,” Melchor Mittersteiner says. The Vice President of THC, a...

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  • Poland: Mixed Review of the first ever residential Subsidy Scheme

    Poland: Mixed Review of the first ever residential Subsidy Scheme

    After the first six months of the first ever residential rebate and loan programme in Poland, the industry was left with mixed feelings toward its success. On the one side, the sector welcomes the expansion of eligible technologies. Since 17 January 2011, solar combi systems which supply...

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