Finance and Incentives

  • Malaysia Discovers the Advantages of Solar Thermal Technology

    Malaysia Discovers the Advantages of Solar Thermal Technology

    Organized by Benoit Hennaut, then President & CEO of Monier Sdn Bhd (left), the Malaysian Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Peter Chin Fah Kui (middle), met in February 2010 with German solar thermal consultant Werner Koldehoff.

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  • Mexico Solar Panels for Climate Protection (22.02.2010)

    This short report prepared by DW TV shows how Mexico is trying to reduce CO2 emissions, by launching incentive programmes for the purchase of solar water heater systems in the country, while struggling against the low environmental awareness of the population The TV show interviewed a...

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  • France: Dissatisfying Market Development in 2009

    France: Dissatisfying Market Development in 2009

    Collective systems are on the rise in France: This photo shows the youth hostel of the Association Logis des Jeunes de Provence in the city of Cannes in the South of France. Photo: Enerplan

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  • Mauritius – Sustainable Island Concept

    Mauritius is going to have a new grant scheme for solar water heaters (SWH) of Mauritian Rupees (MUR) 5,000 (EUR 120). later in 2010. These grants will only be provided for products which meet the standards the Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) will define for the programme. Although the initial...

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  • Thailand: Highly Interested Enterprises, But Low-Quality Systems

    Thailand: Highly Interested Enterprises, But Low-Quality Systems

    37 commercially installed solar thermal systems of between 50 and 500 m2 received subsidies in Thailand over the last two years. Nevertheless, the sector shows a lack of professional service to operate these solar systems at an optimum efficiency.
    Photo: STA

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  • District Heating in Denmark (2009)

    This is a presentation of the Managing Director of the Danish Board of District Heating (DBDH), Mr. Jes B. Christensen on the district heating sector in Denmark. The presentation gives detailed information on the Danish district heating market in Denmark, since the first years in the 70s...

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  • Great Britain: Big Run on Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Building Programme

    Great Britain: Big Run on Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Building Programme

    Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in Great Britain focuses on larger solar thermal systems. Since July 2009, this has meant an approval of 250 applications for them. It, however, has not been clear yet how many of these systems will actually be realized.
    Source: BRE...
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