Finance and Incentives

  • Solar Water Heating Accreditation System. Specification Conditions (2009)

    This presentation was made during the Regional Workshop on Solar Water Heating Certification and Standardization organised by RCREEE (Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) in Tunisia in autumn 2009.

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  • Japan: Government supports Leasing Programme for Residential Systems

    Japan: Government supports Leasing Programme for Residential Systems

    Programme to accelerate dissemination of residential solar thermal systems in Japan: Residential, pumped solar water heating systems are eligible for a rebate of a maximum of 50 % of the investment costs, including installation and more than 6 years of warranty.
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  • California: Subsidy Programme off to a Slow Start

    California: Subsidy Programme off to a Slow Start

    The Intersolar North America held in San Francisco in the middle of July was at the right time and place for analysing the first experiences with the new incentive programme in California called California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Programme. Photo: Bärbel Epp

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  • Solar Thermal Energy in Chile (2010)

    This report has been arranged by the TECH4DCM (2008-2009) project which is financed by FP6 (European Union Sixth Framework Programme). This EU Project focuses on promoting solar thermal energy and is being carried out in five countries: Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. The project’s...

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  • Portugal: New Subsidy Programme to start in October

    Portugal: New Subsidy Programme to start in October

    The government's announcement to invite tenders for a new subsidy scheme was met with mixed feelings throughout the industry: It represents a great chance, but comes at a wrong time.
    Photo: Vulcano

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  • New Zealand: Solar Heat Specialists merge

    New Zealand: Solar Heat Specialists merge

    Collector manufacturer Solar City New Zealand Ltd and system integrator Solar Technology Systems Ltd have merged to form one of New Zealand´s largest solar businesses. 

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  • Czech Republic: Emission Trading Revenues extend Incentive Programme

    Czech Republic: Emission Trading Revenues extend Incentive Programme

    Signed in July by Rut Bizkova, the Czech Republic's Environment Minister, and Yasuhiro Shimizu, Japanese Executive Director of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, the new supplement to an emission trading contract leads to improvements in the Green Savings...

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  • California Solar Rebates, Tax Credits and Other Incentives (2010)

    This short document from SFEnvironment, a department of the City County of San Francisco, provides information on different incentive programmes carried out in California USA, like the San Francisco’s GoSolarSF Incentive Programme, the California Solar Initiative, Single Family Low Income...

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  • China: Rural Incentive Programme sees shift to higher-priced Products

    China: Rural Incentive Programme sees shift to higher-priced Products

    The result from the second tender round of the national rural incentive programme in China: more companies with higher-priced products qualified for it. This year's price limit was RMB 5,000, a substantial increase from the RMB 4,000 last year (10 RMB is about 1 EUR).
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  • Germany: Incentive Programme continues under new Conditions

    Germany: Incentive Programme continues under new Conditions

    After many weeks of waiting and worrying, it is now official: On 7 July, the budget committee of the German parliament unblocked the EUR 115 million funds intended for the country's market incentive programme (MAP). The German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), which is responsible...

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