2010 starts with good news for the solar thermal sector coming from India and Brazil: the recently published Solar India Mission highlights solar thermal technology and preditcs 42 million m2 of new installed collector area by 2022. The Brazilian Government, launched the "My Home My Life" programme which will allow the construction of 1 million new homes for families over the next two years. The new houses have to respect certain ecological standards, including the installation of solar water heaters.
Best wishes for 2010,
The editorial team
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Ukraine: Survey Among National Collector Manufacturersby Vladislava Adamenkova
Despite the economic crisis, 2008 was a very successful year in Ukraine. Approximately 10,000 m2 of collector area were installed in the country, according to industry estimates. Far more than half of it came from local factories, belonging to three Ukraine collector manufacturers based on the Crimean peninsula.
Solar India Mission: 20 Million m2 in Phase III (2017-2022)
by Jaideep Malaviya
The recently published Solar India Mission will turn India into a global leader in solar energy technology. A total of 42 million m2 of new collector area are to be installed during this three-phase programme by 2022. Soft loans and the creation of building bylaws should increase market volume and produce less expensive and more efficient systems.
Montenegro: 1,000 Solar Water Heaters as Part of a CDM Project
by Hanna Schober
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is planning a new type of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project for solar water heaters in Montenegro with the purpose of reducing CDM transaction costs. This approach could serve as a role model for other countries of the Balkan peninsula.
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Brazil: How the "My Home My Life" Programme Can Help the Solar Water Heater Sectorby Carlos Faria Café
The Brazilian Government launched the "Minha Casa, Minha Vida" (My Home My Life) programme, which plans to build 1 million homes for low-income families by the end of 2011. The particularity of the programme: the new houses have to fulfil a number of environmental features. Solar water heaters are not compulsory in the first phase, although it is likely that many of the new houses will eventually have a solar system installed on their roofs.
China: Rebate Programme Increases Market Transparency
by Bärbel Epp
The first national incentive programme for installing solar water heaters in China's rural areas was introduced in April 2009. 8 months later, solarthermalworld.org interviewed some of the big players in the industry to ask them about their experiences with the programme. All companies appreciate the transparency of the rural incentive programme, but ask for even better quality checks. Read more here
20 % Renewable Energy by 2020: How to Reach this Ambitious Target?
|Created by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) in cooperation with solarthermalworld.org, RES 2020 is a sub-page of the website displaying the most recent information on how the RES 2020 National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAP) are being developped.