Finance and Incentives

  • Renewable Energies Essentials: Solar Heating and Cooling (2009)

    This short document, produced by the International Energy Agency, provides a summary of the solar heating and cooling situation in 2009.

    The document is divided in different sections: market status; economics; outlook; system related aspects; environmental impact; technology status...

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  • Hawaii Tax Information Release (2007)

    This document produced by the Taxation Department of the State of Hawaii explains the renewable energy technologies income tax credit, which was put in place in by the authorities in Hawaii. This incentive scheme covers solar thermal energy, wind as well as photovoltaics. The document goes...

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  • South Africa: Eskom increases Rebates

    South Africa: Eskom increases Rebates

    Solar thermal installation in Soweto: Eskom's Renewable Energy Portfolio Manager, Cedric Worthmann, said that, “Our aim is to encourage as many South Africans as possible to move away from using electric geysers and replace them with solar heated systems instead”....

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  • Residential Incentive Programme in Malta revised

    Residential Incentive Programme in Malta revised

    Thermosiphon system in Malta: Since the beginning of 2010, the incentive programme for domestic solar water heaters on the Mediterranean Island of Malta has had new frame conditions in place. The government hopes to invite a stronger response with its new scheme than it achieved with the...
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  • Renewable Energy in Malta (2007)

    This presentation made by Antoine Riolo of Malta Resources Authority provides a general overview of the renewable energies used in Malta, including solar thermal and the existing support mechanisms to this technology. Solar thermal applications for water heating are actually the renewable...

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  • Subsidy Programme in Malta will most Probably Start in 2013

    The government of the Mediterranean Island of Malta extends annually the incentive programme for solar water heaters since 2010. The new regulations include a grant of 40 % of the investment costs (system and installation) up to a maximum of EUR 400. Since 2015, Regulator for Energy and...

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  • South Africa: Solar Water Heating Strategy & Implementation Plan

    South Africa: Solar Water Heating Strategy & Implementation Plan

    Last November, South Africa's Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) published the draft of an “Overall Recommended Strategic Framework”. The framework is to come into effect in April 2010. This strategy should help to equip 1 million households with solar water heaters by 2014.

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  • Eskom Solar Water Heating Rebate Programme: Claim Process Guide (2008)

    This guide was made to help consumers applying for a Eskom Solar Water Heating Rebate Programme. This rebate programme was set-up by the South African Government to increase the share of renewable energies on the final energy consumption to 10 000 gigawatt hours by 2013. The guide includes...

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  • Portugal: Ambitious National Targets for Solar Thermal

    The European renewable energy directive states an ambitious national target for Portugal: The southern European country is to reach a renewable energy share of 31 % in its total energy demand for 2020. At the same time, the government has shown a strong commitment to renewable energy...

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