Finance and Incentives

  • 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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  • Austria: Subsidy Programme for large-scale Solar Systems extended

    Austria: Subsidy Programme for large-scale Solar Systems extended

    The subsidy programme "Solar Thermal – Solar large-scale” launched by Austria Solar was one of the most successful programmes of the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund in 2010. The 38 submitted projects were twice as much as could be financed by the original budget (see www....

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  • Hungary: New Solar Thermal Association and new Incentive Programmes

    Hungary: New Solar Thermal Association and new Incentive Programmes

    The Hungarian solar thermal industry is joining forces: In October 2010, it initiated the founding of the Hungarian solar association Magyar Szolár Szövetség, which will be authorised by the Hungarian administration most probably by the end of March. President of the new association is...

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  • Germany: Increased Funding Levels of national Subsidy Programme

    Germany: Increased Funding Levels of national Subsidy Programme

    The up and down in the German Market Rebate Programme for Renewable Energies (MAP) continues. Just in time for the beginning of the ISH, the worldwide largest trade fair for bathroom, building, energy and climate technology in Frankfurt, Germany, the Ministry of Environment published its new...

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  • 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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