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  • Poland: Rules Change for Vacuum Tube Collectors

    Poland: Rules Change for Vacuum Tube Collectors

    On 2 September, the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (Polish initialism: NFOŚiGW) announced new requirements for its residential subsidy scheme on its ...

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  • Poland: Tremendous Growth in 2011

    Poland: Tremendous Growth in 2011

    Last year, the Polish solar thermal market exceeded all expectations: While Poland became one of the fastest growing markets in Europe, the installed collector area grew by 70 % to 248,000 m² (174 MWth), according to Aneta Więcka, solar thermal market expert at the Institute for...

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  • Bulgaria: Sunny Mood at SEE Solar 2012 in Sofia

    Bulgaria: Sunny Mood at SEE Solar 2012 in Sofia

    While representatives from over 250 companies and 31 countries gathered at the Inter Expo Center Sofia for the 8th South-East European Solar Exhibition on 28 March, the Bulgarian government decided to cancel the highly controversial Belene Nuclear Power Plant project. Of course, the timing...

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  • Poland: Rapid Growth in 2011

    Poland: Rapid Growth in 2011

    The stagnation in the Polish solar thermal market in 2010 seems already ancient history: The Polish Institute of Renewable Energy - EC BREC (IEO) - expects the solar thermal market to grow by one third this year. “We estimate that up to 200,000 m2 of solar collectors will be...

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  • Poland: “Wind of change” blowing for Solar Thermal

    Poland: “Wind of change” blowing for Solar Thermal

    While in most of Europe the solar heating and cooling market has been suffering from a decline in sales since 2009, Poland has experienced a slight growth in its national industry. According to data gathered by ESTIF (European Solar Thermal Industry Federation), Poland was the 8th...

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  • Poland: various commercial Grant Programmes

    Poland: various commercial Grant Programmes

    By the end of 2010, the total surface area of solar collectors in Poland reached 655,000 m2. Newly installed collector area amounted to 146,000 m2, roughly 2,000 m2 more than in 2009. Over the next years, the number of new solar thermal installations is...

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  • Poland: Mixed Review of the first ever residential Subsidy Scheme

    Poland: Mixed Review of the first ever residential Subsidy Scheme

    After the first six months of the first ever residential rebate and loan programme in Poland, the industry was left with mixed feelings toward its success. On the one side, the sector welcomes the expansion of eligible technologies. Since 17 January 2011, solar combi systems which supply...

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  • Germany/Poland: Hydro Aluminium Pipes as Standard Product soon

    Germany/Poland: Hydro Aluminium Pipes as Standard Product soon

    Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced its first clients to order aluminium tubes for the production of absorbers in a press release at the end of January. In the press release, the corporation named German collector manufacturer Solarbayer GmbH and Polish collector...

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  • Poland: Comprehensive Market Survey

    Poland: Comprehensive Market Survey

    Flat plate collectors are still the dominating technology on the Polish solar thermal market. The share of vacuum tube collectors, however, increased from 17 to 31 % within two years. This is one of the examples of a market survey published in May 2008.  Photo: IEO

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