The German Solar Energy Industry Association, BSW-Solar, believes that the number of solar thermal facilities will grow should predictions of a potential increase in oil prices be confirmed.
The reform of the boiler room and the installation of a new solar thermal energy system in the old five-star Ritz Hotel of great prestige in Catalonia has achieved reductions of almost 50% in energy expenditure, 63% of NOx emissions and 23% of CO2 emissions, compared to the old plant.
The German government continues with its goal of developing renewables in the country. To do this, it has announced that from this month of January it will increase by 20% the subsidy for the installation of new solar thermal equipment in order to modernize heating systems. Thanks to this incentive it is expected that outdated facilities will be gradually replaced.
Castilla y Leon has 23 public hospitals of which 15 have installed solar thermal panels that have saved the regional coffers some 1.5 million euro in ten years. This initiative is part of the Hospisol program and these panels, placed on almost 4,000 square meters of hospitals rooftops provide hot water.
Is it feasible from the technical and economic system of urban heating and cooling network view centralized solar powered? According to a study by the IDEA, and with reference to the Ecoenergies Network in Barcelona, if it follows the evolution of expected growth, about 30% of its consumption could come from solar thermal installations.
The central region of Argentina, the Province of San Luis, will implement a plan for households to install solar thermal, a technology that harnesses the sun's energy for hot water or heating. They will begin in the city of La Carolina, to make this mountain town the Province’s third in installed solar thermal capacity after La Calera and Batavia.
With the Enerfizentia thermodynamic solar panels, water can be heated or cooled through the principles of thermodynamics with energy savings well above average. Their installation for replacement of traditional fossil fuels (propane / natural gas / diesel) in applications such as hot sanitary water, pools and heating and /or air conditioning can achieve savings of over 70 %.
Hogar Santa Rita Foundation of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, with a partial subsidy from the Ministry of Employment, Industry and Commerce of the Canarian government has renovated its hot sanitary water facilities. And this has been achieved by installing solar collectors on the roof, allowing the Home to obtain significant savings on their energy bills and to supply with this type of energy the 522 accomodations of the building housing the elderly and poor.