Solar Thermal World 600

July 2009 
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Sweden: Increased Subsidy Budget

Opening of the Kioto Collector Factory in Mexico


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National incentive programmes have a great influence on the market development. Therefore is in the process of building up a database of incentive programmes. So far 39 rebate and tax credit schemes are listed. The recent news on the Netherlands and Sweden show that performance-based incentives are on the rise. 
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swedenSweden: Increased Subsidy Budget
by Bärbel Epp

The Swedish government more than doubled the total annual budget of the long term incentive programme at the beginning of 2009. Simultaneously, it increased the maximum subsidy per project from Swedish Kronor (SEK) 250,000 to SEK 3,000,000 (€25,000 - €300,000), enabling buyers to profit from incentive-based subsidies for solar thermal systems.
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MexicoOpening of the Kioto Collector Factory in Mexico
by Bärbel Epp

Thumbs up! The management team of Kioto S.A. is satisfied with their new production unit for flat plate collectors in the Mexican city of El Salto (Guadalajara). The factory, which has an annual capacity of 100,000 m2, employs 30 people and plans to distribute collectors and systems throughout the entire American continent.
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NetherlandsNetherlands' Subsidy Programme Expands the Market
by Hanna Schober 
A three-year incentive programme, "Duurzame Warmte" (Sustainable Warmth), in the Netherlands offers performance-based rebates for owners of houses built before 1 January 2008. 8,000 households made use of the substitute programme since its inception in September 2008.
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chiryuChiryu Heater: 46 Years of Collector Manufacturing in Japan
by Bärbel Epp 
obligationSolar Building Codes in China
by Bärbel Epp
Cities and provinces are leading the way in solar building codes in China. Altogether there are already more than 10 cities which have issued regulations, as well as several provinces such as Hainan, Jiangsu, Fujian, Hebei and Yunnan.