Finance and Incentives

  • 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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  • Canada: Long-term Subsidy Programme ecoEnergy halted

    Canada: Long-term Subsidy Programme ecoEnergy halted

    The prospects for the Canadian solar thermal sector are becoming cloudy. “The final day for the receipt of requests for payment under the ecoEnergy for Renewable heat programme was 31 January 2011,” Al Clark, Senior Advisor & Manager for the ecoEnergy for Renewable Heat programme...

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  • Switzerland: Support Mechanisms differ a lot at cantonal Level

    Switzerland: Support Mechanisms differ a lot at cantonal Level

    Last year was the first in which all 26 Swiss cantons have had their own financial support mechanism for solar thermal. For a 5 m² solar thermal system, these subsidies cover, on average, 20% of the investment costs, plus tax reductions that go even up to 40%. But the amount of support...

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  • Germany: Steep Decline in Collector Sales in 2010

    Germany: Steep Decline in Collector Sales in 2010

    The German solar thermal market decreased by 26 % in 2010. According to the solar industry association BSW-Solar and the heating industry association BDH, 1.15 million m2 (805 MW) of new collector area were installed on German roofs last year. The market volume of 2010 is almost...

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  • Thailand: Results of the Commercial Incentive Programme

    Thailand: Results of the Commercial Incentive Programme

    16,880 m2 of collector area were subsidised between 2008 and 2010 in the Thailand incentive programme for commercial installations that are combined with waste heat from an air conditioner or boiler. According to the programme administrator, the Department of Alternative...

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  • USA: Each Month a new Subsidy Programme in a Northeastern State

    USA: Each Month a new Subsidy Programme in a Northeastern State

    During the last months, the states in the Northwest of the US have enjoyed one incentive programme after another. Since October 2010, there has been a new or improved incentive programme announced each month, beginning with Connecticut last October. New Hampshire followed in November, New...

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