Obligation

  • Greece mandates Solar for new and refurbished Buildings

    Greece mandates Solar for new and refurbished Buildings

    Every fourth Greek household gets its hot water from heating with the sun. The solar market, however, stagnated in 2010. Substantial support mechanisms are needed to fulfil the objectives of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan.
    Photo: Joachim Berner

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  • Brazil: “Solar Water Heaters will become a culture”

    Brazil: “Solar Water Heaters will become a culture”

    Carlos F. C. Faria is the founder of Brazilian consultancy Studio Equinócio - SE and former director of the Brazilian solar industry association ABRAVA. Studio Equinócio is dedicated to the development of solar energy in Brazil. The company works in partnership with industries...

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  • Azerbaijan: Collector and Tank Production for the State

    Azerbaijan: Collector and Tank Production for the State

    State-owned Azerenergy Construction Company (AZENCO), which is based in Azerbaijan in the Caucasian region, started producing solar thermal collectors at the beginning of August and will very soon produce solar tanks, too. The investment was initiated by a state programme, which aims...

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  • India: Solar City Rajkot introduces Property Tax Rebates

    India: Solar City Rajkot introduces Property Tax Rebates

    A satisfying record: The Indian city of Rajkot in Gujarat state, Western India, has seen the installation of more than 16,000 residential systems and over 700 commercial solar water heating systems since the Municipal Corporation implemented a solar building bye-law in March 2004....

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  • Solar Obligation in Uruguay

    Solar Obligation in Uruguay

    In October 2009, both the Chamber of Senators and the Chamber of Representatives of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay approved a far-reaching solar thermal energy law (Nº 18.585), which lays down several steps to further extend the solar obligation stipulated in it, with each step coming into effect...
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  • Solar Thermal in Lazio Region (2010)

    This report, produced within the ProSTO project, presents solar thermal energy in the Italian region of Lazio. The document outlines the Italian legislative framework on energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources and explains how to implement a solar thermal ordinances at local...
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