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  • Poland: Renewable Energy Sources Law Either Late or Never

    Poland: Renewable Energy Sources Law Either Late or Never

    The draft of the RES law, which was published in December 2011, has never reached the Polish parliament. The government has missed all deadlines that it announced for sending the draft to the...

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  • Poland: Plan to Extend National Residential Subsidy Scheme

    Poland: Plan to Extend National Residential Subsidy Scheme

    The Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (Polish initialism: NFOSiGW) is planning to introduce a new grant scheme called Prosument, which will include solar thermal subsidies. This was confirmed by Aneta Wilmański, Deputy Minister of Environment, in an...

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  • Poland: Market in Transition

    Poland: Market in Transition

    The Institute for Renewable Energy (Polish initialism IEO) presented its latest market figures at the annual Solar Energy Industry Forum, which took place in the Polish city of Toruń between 13 and 14 May. Poland’s solar thermal market seems unaffected by the country’s economic slowdown...

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  • Poland: Anti-pollution Programme for Cities Subsidises Solar Thermal

    Poland: Anti-pollution Programme for Cities Subsidises Solar Thermal

    On 1 March, the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) announced a new programme called KAWKA to reduce the air pollution in cities. KAWKA, which roughly translates as “Removal of low-efficient energy sources supporting the growth and deployment...

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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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  • Poland: Energy-Efficient Housing Subsidy Scheme Announced for 2013

    Poland: Energy-Efficient Housing Subsidy Scheme Announced for 2013

    High gas and coal prices - and the residential solar thermal subsidy scheme of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) - have so far been the main drivers of growth in the Polish solar thermal market. This, however, may change in 2013 when the new...

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  • Poland: Combi Systems on the Rise

    Poland: Combi Systems on the Rise

    The Polish population is becoming more and more interested in combi solar thermal systems: The share of residential combi systems for hot water and space heating which are subsidised by the grant scheme of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, NFOŚiGW,...

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  • Brazil: Bosch Buys Collector and Tank Manufacturer Heliotek

    Brazil: Bosch Buys Collector and Tank Manufacturer Heliotek

    The Thermotechnology Division of Bosch will be the first international manufacturer with a manufacturing unit for collectors and tanks in Brazil. Through its division Bosch Thermotechnology, the company is planning the acquisition of Heliotek Máquinas e Equipamentos Ltda, a...

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  • Poland: Solar Forum 2012 Debate on How to Sustain Growth Rate

    Poland: Solar Forum 2012 Debate on How to Sustain Growth Rate

    According to the market statistics of the Institute for Renewable Energy (IEO), the total installed solar thermal collector area in Poland at the end of 2011 was 904,000 m2 (633 MWth). This is just 6.5 % of the 14 million m2 (9.8 GWth) target that the National Renewable...

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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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