Finance and Incentives

  • 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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  • 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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