Finance and Incentives

  • SWHs Industry in Syria. Current Situation & Prospects (2009)

    This presentation was made during the Workshop on Solar Thermal Applications in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan which took place in Cairo, on 24 March 2009. The document includes vast information on Syria (energy indicators, an assessment of the energy sector, analysis of the electricity...

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  • Spain: Plans for a Solar Thermal Feed-in tariff for ESCOs

    Spain: Plans for a Solar Thermal Feed-in tariff for ESCOs

    The Spanish solar thermal market again suffered from a slowdown in 2010. According to the latest market survey by the Spanish Solar Thermal Association ASIT, the 2010 market volume of 244 MWth (348,000 m2) is 14 % below the result of 2009. The light blue columns in the chart...

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  • Algeria: Roll-out of the first Phase of Subsidy Programme ALSOL

    Algeria: Roll-out of the first Phase of Subsidy Programme ALSOL

    The Algerian solar water heating programme ALSOL went into its first pilot phase. 400 residential systems with a 200 litre storage tank have been subsidised at around 45 % of the investment costs, capped at Algerian Dinar (DZD) 110,000. The licenses for installing the 400 subsidised...

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  • Dominican Republic: Purchase Agreement between Sunmaxx and Retecsa

    Dominican Republic: Purchase Agreement between Sunmaxx and Retecsa

    Installation company Retecsa from the Dominican Republic and US-American system supplier Sunmaxx have entered into a purchase agreement. Part of this new cooperation was a 4-day training in January by Sunmaxx instructor Todd Paternoster at the Retecsa company site in Santiago. Besides...

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  • Argentina: Grant Scheme for Solar Development and Research Projects

    Argentina: Grant Scheme for Solar Development and Research Projects

    The National Agency for Scientific and Technological Promotion (Agencia) has invited tenders for solar R&D projects which will be financed with the help of a new grant scheme. In order to be eligible for the funds, the project has to use one of the following three technologies: solar...

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  • USA: Solar Thermal SRECs traded in Washington D.C. and North Carolina

    USA: Solar Thermal SRECs traded in Washington D.C. and North Carolina

    More and more state governments in the USA approve Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) with a certain share of solar energy. An RPS requires utilities to retrieve a certain percentage from renewable sources every year. For example, in the District of Columbo (D.C.), utilities will have to...

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  • Solar Thermal Technology Research and Development (2010)

    This is a presentation from Dr Ashvini Kumar, Director of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India. It provides an overview about main market applications of solar thermal energy: solar heating, solar cooking, cooling, drying, industrial process heat, etc. The presentation also...

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  • Czech Republic: Subsidy Programme postponed further

    Czech Republic: Subsidy Programme postponed further

    The Czech subsidy programme “Zelena Usporam” will not be relaunched as planned at the beginning of February 2011. Why? Because during the last week before the halt of the programme in October 2010, the Ministry of Environment received 10,425 applications, which was much more than...

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  • World Bank Group Role in Supporting Solar Power (2010)

    This is a presentation by Dr. Natalia Kulichenko-Lotz about the World Bank Group and the activities and projects it finances to boost the use of renewable energies all over the world. The presentation explains the main financial instruments that the World Bank has put in place for the...

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  • South Africa: Eskom´s Incentive Programme shows a Steep ramp up

    South Africa: Eskom´s Incentive Programme shows a Steep ramp up

    The number of monthly installed and subsidised solar thermal installations in South African households increased significantly towards the end of 2010. According to Eskom, energy utility and administrator of the national residential subsidy programme, 4,914 claims were paid in December. This...

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