Finance and Incentives

  • Support for the Solar Thermal Industry in Poland

    A unique chance for the solar thermal industry in Poland: “Developing a renewable energies industry” is one of the many targets of the comprehensive “Infrastructure and Environment” programme for Poland (2007 to 2014).

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  • One Million Green Homes in South Korea

    “Save Energy Save Earth”: The emblem of the Korean Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO), the energy agency of the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, shows that the South Korean Government takes climate protection seriously. Photo: Bärbel Epp

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  • One Million Green Home Programme

    The so called “1 Million Green Home Project” in Korea supports a big range of renewable energy technologies: solar thermal, photovoltaics, geothermal, biomass or small wind energy. The aim until 2020 is to create a million homes that use one of these technologies. Each year, the...

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  • Thematic Review of GEF-Financed Solar Thermal Projects (2001)

    This paper reports the developments of four projects financed by the UN Global Environment Facility (GEF) in India, Morocco, Mexico and Egypt. The GEF chose those countries to develop solar thermal power technology as it has shown to be one of the most cost efficient options for renewable bulk...

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  • Sicily Invites the Solar Air-Conditioning Sector

    “The positive trend of solar cooling applications is growing stronger”. This is the message of Professor Marco Beccali from the University in Palermo, who is Conference Chairman of the 3rd International Conference Solar Air-Conditioning in Sicily, Italy. Photo: University of...

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  • Consumer’s Guide: Heat Your Water with the Sun (2004)

    This document prepared by the US Department of Energy in 2004, is meant to inform consumers about the use of solar thermal technologies for water and space heating, namely how it works, its benefits, tips to select contractors, incentives schemes and other practical information on how to...

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  • 5 Star Standard: Western Australia Adds the “Plus”

    The Government of Western Australia aims to increase the efficiency of water heating systems in new residential buildings.  The 5 Star Plus energy and water efficiency requirements stipulate that new home builders install either an energy efficient gas water heater, a solar water heater or...

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