Obligation

  • Four Seasons Hotel Dubai

    Dubai: No Solar Thermal System, No Building Permit

    Dubai’s solar thermal obligation has had a positive impact on demand for solar water heating systems across the emirate. Since March 2012, newbuilds with a single owner, such as hotels, workers’ dwellings, private villas, shopping malls and public buildings, have had to cover at least 75 %...
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  • Luminalt

    California: San Francisco Passes First Mandate with Solar Thermal Option

    After Lancaster, Sebastopol and Santa Monica, San Francisco is now the fourth – and the largest – US American city to mandate the use of solar energy in residential and commercial newbuilds. It also has the first mandate in California which can be complied with by using either solar thermal...
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  • Elsol

    Israel: Winter Hail Storm Boosts Replacement Rate

    Last year, the Israeli market saw a significant increase in newly installed glazed collector area, showing a total of 428,750 m² or a 9 % increase compared to the previous year. Eli Shilton, Managing Director of Israeli solar thermal system supplier Elsol, believes that a hail storm last...
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  • Brazil: Impact of São Paulo Solar Obligation

    Brazil: Impact of São Paulo Solar Obligation

    São Paulo’s around 30,000 new building permits per year and a municipality bylaw (Number 14449/2007) which has required construction companies to make solar water heating part of almost every...
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  • India: Solar System Suppliers Call for Solar Process Heat Obligation

    India: Solar System Suppliers Call for Solar Process Heat Obligation

    The Indian industry imports 80 % of the oil it consumes for heating, boiling, drying or other purposes. The government of India has spent USD 112.748 billion in financial year 2014-15 on the import of these 189.43 million tons of crude oil. Solar thermal is seen as a key technology for...
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  • Uruguay: The Battle for Market Growth Continues

    Uruguay: The Battle for Market Growth Continues

    Uruguay, whose population of 3.4 million makes it one of the smallest countries in Latin America, has shown positive market development since 2007. Cumulated installed solar thermal power saw a notable increase from 1 to 9.5 kWth per 1,000 inhabitants. According to numbers...
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  • Italy: 903 Municipalities with Solar Thermal Building Obligation

    Italy: 903 Municipalities with Solar Thermal Building Obligation

    In Italy, a recent national decree no. 164/2014, the so-called Sblocca Italia, aiming at simplifying bureaucratic processes, introduced the concept of a standard building code, which should be developed by the government in cooperation with the regions and municipalities. Of course, in...
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  • Israel: Front runner in Solar Building Code with Strong Impact on Market

    Israel: Front runner in Solar Building Code with Strong Impact on Market

    The Middle East is a hub for solar energy deployment. Three countries from this region were among the ones with the highest total installed capacity of glazed water collectors in operation per 1,000 inhabitants at the end of 2013: Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan. Israel is...
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  • Lebanon: Municipalities of Tyre Discuss Solar Obligation Pilot Project

    Lebanon: Municipalities of Tyre Discuss Solar Obligation Pilot Project

    The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) has organised a consultation meeting with the Union of Tyre Municipalities (UOTM) to discuss the implementation of a solar ordinance in the south of Lebanon. The workshop took place in the Platinum Hotel in the city of Tyre on 9 May under...
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