Poland

  • Poland: Swiss Contribution Ups Solar Thermal Funding

    Poland: Swiss Contribution Ups Solar Thermal Funding

    The binational cooperation between Switzerland and Poland to support solar thermal technology has reached the halfway mark: According to the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), there were around 30,000 m² of solar water heaters installed between 2012 and 2014. Until...
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  • Poland: From Renewable Heat to Renewable Electricity Funding

    Poland: From Renewable Heat to Renewable Electricity Funding

    The Polish solar thermal industry is going through difficult times right now. At the end of December 2014, the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, NFOŚiGW, approved the last applications for the national residential incentive programme. The follow-up financial...
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  • Europe: Online Database on Large-Scale Solar Heating Plants

    Europe: Online Database on Large-Scale Solar Heating Plants

    The database on Europe’s largest solar heating plants, which can be found on the EU project SDHplus website, dates back to 1997. In the meantime, it has grown to 131 solar heating plants totalling a collector area of 586,000 m² (410 MWth). The first plants included...
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  • Solar Thermal and Concentrated Solar Power Barometer (2014)

    This report published by the French organization EurObserv’ER provides an overview of the Solar Thermal and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets in Europe in 2013.  The first section of the report is dedicated to CSP. After analyzing the global and European markets, the barometer...

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  • Europe: 1.19 GW and 15,000 Jobs Lost Since Boom Year of 2008

    Europe: 1.19 GW and 15,000 Jobs Lost Since Boom Year of 2008

    It’s a disaster. There is not much more to say about the statistics of the solar thermal market in Europe. The newly installed capacity dropped again, this time by 11% compared to the previous year, down to 2.14 GWth (see the attached document).  All large markets were...
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  • German Centrotec Sustainable: “Increasing international business“

    German Centrotec Sustainable: “Increasing international business“

    “The change at the top of Centrotec made the first quarter of 2014 an unusually turbulent one.” These were the words with which Guido A Krass (left), founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of German Centrotec Sustainable, started the annual shareholders´ meeting...
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  • Poland: Four Reasons Why Prosument is Off to a Bad Start

    Poland: Four Reasons Why Prosument is Off to a Bad Start

    On 25 May, the new Polish incentive programme Prosument began to accept applications from municipalities. By August 2014, the same will be true for residential homeowners. Prosument offers grants worth 20 % of the investment costs, grants which can be combined with a 1 % interest loan to...
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  • Poland: Associations Criticise Plans for New Grant Scheme

    Poland: Associations Criticise Plans for New Grant Scheme

    The Association of Manufacturers and Importers of Heating Appliances (Polish acronym: SPIUG) and the Institute for Renewable Energy (Polish initialism: IEO) have criticised the draft of the new Prosument programme which is planned to replace the current grant scheme during the second half...
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  • Poland: Stagnating Market after Strong Two-Year Growth

    Poland: Stagnating Market after Strong Two-Year Growth

    After record-high growth in 2011 and 2012, the Polish solar thermal market will most probably only keep the market volume of last year - or even show a small reduction in 2013. This is the prediction that the Polish Institute for Renewable Energy, IEO, reported to the European Solar...

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  • Poland's Support Scheme NFOŚiGW to Run Out of Money in 2014

    Poland's Support Scheme NFOŚiGW to Run Out of Money in 2014

    The debate about the new regulations for the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (Polish initialism: NFOŚiGW) continues: From 1 October 2013 on, the grant cap will refer to a collector’s aperture area and not its gross area. After the...

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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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