Finance and Incentives

  • UK Carbon Trust Programme: Small Impact on Solar Thermal

    UK Carbon Trust Programme: Small Impact on Solar Thermal

    Yvonne and Stephen Mould wanted to lower the energy bill of their Hyne Town House, a South Devon residential care home, and used an interest-free Energy Efficiency Loan from the Carbon Trust among others for a solar thermal installation.


  • Carbon Trust 0% Interest Loans in Great Britain

    The UK Carbon Trust is now focusing only on Wales and Northern Ireland with its interest-free loans for Small and Medium Businesses. The scheme was eligible also for England and Scottland in the past, however was stopped in March 2011 in these two states.

    Country Wales and...
  • Support for the Solar Thermal Industry in Poland

    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).

  • One Million Green Homes in South Korea

    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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sicily Invites the Solar Air-Conditioning Sector

    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...

  • 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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