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Overview of RES-H/RES-C Support Options (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 22, 2010

The present report was prepared in the framework of the RES-H Policy project (Policy development for improving RES-H/C penetration in European Member States (RES-H Policy)). The aim is to provide an overview of possible policy instruments to support the development of renewable heating (RES-H) and cooling (RES-C) technologies in the different EU Member States.

Austria: EUR 2 Million for Large-Scale, Commercial Applications

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 22, 2010

Niki BerlakovichAustria shows that even in a generally difficult economic situation, a government can still expand its solar subsidy schemes: On 11 June, the Austrian environmental minister, Niki Berlakovich, introduced a new incentive programme for large-scale solar thermal systems. Photo: National Austrian Environmental Ministry

Dubai: Solar-cooled, 6,000 m2 Office Building

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 19, 2010

 Climatewell chillers in Dubai Under the burning sun of Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 161 m2 of vacuum tube collectors by Irish manufacturer Kingspan Renewables provide enough heat for 6 small-size absorption chillers with a 10 kW cooling capacity by Swedish company Climatewell. Photo: Climatewell.

The Sun Shines a Bit More in Härnösand (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 14, 2010

This is a document released by the Swedish company Absolicon about the solar thermal and PV project being carried out through a public-private partnership in the small town of Härnösand in Sweden.

The hospital in Härnösand is now an example of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources for Sweden and Europe. 50 m2 of suntracking solar panels, generating
power and heat simultaneously, were installed on the roof of the hospital.

The Market Potential of Micro-CHCP (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 10, 2010

This is a study assessing the market potential of small scale Combined Heating Cooling and Power (CHCP) in several European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland).

The study is one of the final deliverables of the PolySMART Project (POLYgeneration with advanced small and medium scale thermally driven air-conditioning and refrigeration technology), an integrated project partly funded by the European Commission under 6th Framework Programme.

Combined Heating, Cooling and Power Generation in the Small Capacity Range (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 5, 2010

This brochure explains the objectives of the PolySMART Project (POLYgeneration with advanced small and medium scale thermally driven air-conditioning and refrigeration technology), an integrated project partly funded by the European Commission under 6th Framework Programme.

The project started in 2006 and lasted four years and had as objective to promote and facilitate the market penetration of these technologies, by demonstrating the cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions it provides.

Green Chiller Conference in Egypt

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 27, 2010

 “Road to climate friendly chillers” is the topic of the first conference on green chillers organized by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. (ASHRAE). The two-day event is going to take place in Cairo, Egypt, from 30 September to 1 October 2010 and receives its financial support from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) (see Event Calendar).

South Africa: 2009 Study of the Solar Water Heater Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 24, 2010

 Large-scale solar thermal system” Commercial systems are gaining importance in South Africa: A recent market survey by national energy provider Eskom estimates that 15% of the installed collector area in 2009 were part of large-scale solar thermal systems.
Photo: Solar Beam

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