Finance and Incentives

  • 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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  • Albania: 75,000 m2 of Newly Installed Collector Area

    Alongside the government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) officially launched a solar water heater project in Albania, with its first workshop in Tirana on the 4th of December. The project titled “Country Program of Albania under the...

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  • Chile: Tax Rebate for Construction Companies

    Chile: Tax Rebate for Construction Companies

    Sunny Chile: On 19 November 2009, the National Energy Commission held a presentation on the “regulatory framework for solar thermal in Chile” that led to the introduction of a new tax rebate programme for solar water heaters (SWH) in August this year and will last until 2013....

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  • Tax Credits for Construction Companies

    Chile’s tax rebate scheme law 20365 for the housing industry ended on 31 December 2013. After the election the new government promised to reactivate the tax credits at the beginning of 2015, it took until February 2016 to relaunch the tax credit scheme (Law 20.897) 

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  • China: Rebate Programme Increases Market Transparency

    China: Rebate Programme Increases Market Transparency

    The result of the first bidding in the spring of 2009: 92 Chinese solar thermal system suppliers, offering a total of 806 products, qualified for the rural incentive programme. The figure shows the number of systems per price range in RMB (10 RMB is about 1 EUR).

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  • Success Story: Feed-In Tariffs Support Solar Thermal Power in Spain (2008)

    This document explains how feed-in tariffs (FIT) contributed to the success of solar thermal energy in Spain, especially concentrating solar power (CSP). The document provides a comprehensive introduction to feed-in tariffs, its use in Spain, the main elements of the Spanish legislation...

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