Poland

  • Europe: SDHplus Gathers Experts and Newcomers to Solar District Heating

    Europe: SDHplus Gathers Experts and Newcomers to Solar District Heating

    Just after the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project SDHtake-off will have ended in June 2012, there will be a follow-up project called SDHplus. Six new countries will join it: Spain, France, Lithuania, Croatia, Poland and Slovenia. Experienced partners from the...

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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: Draft of Renewable Energy Sources Law

    Poland: Draft of Renewable Energy Sources Law

    On 22 December 2011, the Polish Ministry of Economy presented the draft of a new Renewable Energy Sources Law. It includes a renewable building obligation for the private and public sector, as well as a one-time tax deduction for private solar thermal customers (in addition to the grants...

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  • Switzerland: Solar Thermal System Funding in 5 Polish Regions

    Switzerland: Solar Thermal System Funding in 5 Polish Regions

    The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has announced its strategy of how to support the solar thermal sector in Poland. Five Polish regions will receive a total of Swiss Franc (CHF) 55 million, mainly to subsidise solar thermal technology. Small parts of the budget,...

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  • Poland: Growing Demand to fund Solar Thermal Systems

    Poland: Growing Demand to fund Solar Thermal Systems

    By 15 October 2011, a total of 11,386 applications have been submitted by banks within the residential subsidy programme of the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW). The monthly application rate has increased tremendously - from 15 applications in...

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  • Poland: Press-Glas invests in Solar Glass

    Poland: Press-Glas invests in Solar Glass

    Polish glass producer Press-Glas has begun constructing a new glass processing factory in Radomsko near Lodz city in central Poland, which will manufacture solar glass covers for solar thermal collectors and photovoltaic models. The new plant is expected to deliver its first shipments in...

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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: Sunex to go public by September

    Poland: Sunex to go public by September

    Becoming a publicly traded company by September: the first step of Sunex' strategy to enter new markets and invest in a factory outside the country. The solar collector manufacturer will be listed on New Connect, the Warsaw stock market for small enterprises. In August, Sunex already sold...

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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: Collector Manufacturer Watt gets Economy Award

    Poland: Collector Manufacturer Watt gets Economy Award

    Marek Szymanski (right), Managing Director of Polish collector manufacturer Watt, received the Economy Award from the hands of Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski in Poznan on 14 June. Watt is the only renewable energy company among the four award winners which received a prize that had...

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