Bulgaria

  • Bulgarian Fund Gives Boost to Solar Thermal

    Bulgarian Fund Gives Boost to Solar Thermal

    Why is it that, although climate conditions in Bulgaria are favourable, you don’t see a lot of solar collectors on Bulgarian roofs? “The reason is simple,” Dimitar Doukov, Executive Director of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Sources Fund (EERSF), says. “A lack of state subsidies,...
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  • Bulgaria: First Luxury Hotel in Sofia Heats Water with the Sun

    Bulgaria: First Luxury Hotel in Sofia Heats Water with the Sun

    Hilton Sofia has brought a large-scale solar thermal energy system into operation. The system, which consists of forty-five Bosch Solar 7000TF flat plate collectors on the roof of the building, heats 5,000 litres of the hotel‘s 8,000-litre demand per day. The big and modern hotel...

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  • International Exhibition on ЕЕ and RES for SE Europe, Sofia

    The countries of South-East Europe are facing numerous environmental challenges. The increasing of energy efficiency and renewable energy application is the best way for sustainable economic development of the Region. The 10th South-Еast European Exhibition and Congress on Energy Efficiency and...

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  • SEE Solar - South-East European Solar Exhibition, Sofia

    SEE Solar will present up-to-date photovoltaic and solar thermal systems and bring together manufacturers, installers, investors, designers and consultants. The exhibition will take place parallel to the 10th South-East European Congress & Exhibition on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy...

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  • Bulgaria: CL SENES – Hard Times for Well-established Solar Research Centre

    Bulgaria: CL SENES – Hard Times for Well-established Solar Research Centre

    Next to the Tsarigradsko Chaussee, an important road artery leading to the outskirts of Sofia, one can make out a vast research area belonging to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). On its campus, some scientists produce food for astronauts, others focus on solar energy (see photo...

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  • EU Project: RELACS in Sustainable Holiday Accommodations

    EU Project: RELACS in Sustainable Holiday Accommodations

    What have the Albena resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast (see photo), the Bräuer restaurant in Weißkirchen, Austria, and the 2 Danby Cottages in the UK’s Forest of Dean in common? They are all part of the RELACS network. RELACS is short for “REnewabLe energy for tourist ACcommodation...

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  • How to Finance a Large-scale Solar Thermal Plant

    How to Finance a Large-scale Solar Thermal Plant

    One of the organisations which have had experiences with RES leases over many years is the Austrian UniCredit Leasing. Josef Robert Straninger, Country Coordinator of the Competence Center Renewable Energies at UniCredit Leasing, explained at the SMEThermal conference in Berlin what...

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  • Serbia: Technology Transfer to Make Sun Rise in Western Balkans

    Serbia: Technology Transfer to Make Sun Rise in Western Balkans

    If there is a region in Europe across which conditions for solar thermal use are favourable but the power of the sun has not been much utilised, it´s surely South-East Europe. The insolation from Croatia in the west to Bulgaria in the east, from Romania in the north to Albania in the...

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  • Europe: 3,000 m² Collector Area at Three STACCATO Projects

    Europe: 3,000 m² Collector Area at Three STACCATO Projects

    What do the European capitals Amsterdam, Budapest and Sofia have in common? Not much, except that they have all been participating in the STACCATO project since November 2007. The project is a sub-programme of the European Commission’s CONCERTO initiative to promote energy...

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  • Romania: A Subsidy Scheme and its Implementation Problems

    Romania: A Subsidy Scheme and its Implementation Problems

    Romania is the only major country in Europe without a commercial manufacturer of solar flat plate collectors. The photo, however, shows a small, non-commercial collector manufacturing unit in Timişoara, in the west of Romania. It produces collectors for some solar water heating systems...

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