Finance and Incentives

  • Feed-In Tariffs Support Solar Thermal Power in Spain

    This document explains how the use of Feed-In Tariffs has been beneficial for the development of concentrating solar power (CSP) in Spain. A Feed-In Tariff ensures that the entrepreneurs’ electricity will be bought at a guaranteed rate for a fixed period of time.

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  • Concentrating Solar Power: Global Outlook 09

    This 2009 report looks into the global outlook of concentrating solar power (CSP). The report first looks into the different CSP technologies and makes a comparison based on the advantages and disadvantages. The report also provides an overview of the CSP development by region. For certain...

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  • Portugal: Unclear Conditions with the Incentive Programme

    Portugal: Unclear Conditions with the Incentive Programme

    “The intentions were good, but the implementation was very confusing. When the programme started in March, the market players were not informed and only one company met the conditions of it”. This is how Jorge Vaz from the Portuguese collector manufacturer Openplus Energy...

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  • “We Were Clearly in Need of the Incentive Programme”

    “We Were Clearly in Need of the Incentive Programme”

    Solarthermalworld.org spoke with Manuel Collares-Pereira,  R&D director of the Portuguese collector manufacturer Aosol, about the development of his company and the Portuguese solar thermal incentive programme. Photo: Aosol

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  • Tokyo:  Green Power Certification System Pushes Solar Thermal

    Tokyo: Green Power Certification System Pushes Solar Thermal

    Japanese apartment house with flat plate collectors in the balcony: Is this the solar thermal future of Tokyo? In the next two years the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (TMG) wants to implement 40,000 solar thermal and photovoltaic plants. Photo: Chiryu Heater

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  • Small-scale Solar Thermal Energy and Traditional Buildings (2008)

    This 2008 guide from English Heritage (the UK Government's Adviser on the Historic Environment within England) looks into the small-scale generation of solar thermal energy. The emphasis of the document lies on the practicalities that need to be taken into account for the installation of the...

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  • Solar Water Heating Fee-for-Service Programmes in the Caribbean Region (2006)

    This 2006 guidebook, prepared with the support of several institutions (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP); Blue Moon Fund; Oak Foundation; Green Markets International; Caribbean Solar Technologies Limited; Vitae Civilis Institute) provides electric utility companies...

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  • Concentrating Solar Power for Seawater Desalination (2008)

    The authors of this 2008 paper aim to demonstrate the importance concentrating solar power has for desalination of freshwater. Due to the projected growth in economy and population and the anticipated increase in future water consumption in the MENA region, the paper shows that the CSP...

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