29 Mar '13, 12pm

New German Subsidy May Spur Development of Solar Process Heat

New German Subsidy May Spur Development of Solar Process Heat

Applications in which water and space are heated in family houses are typical uses of solar thermal systems in Germany, forming 95 percent of the market, according to BDH statistics. But at the same time, they are the most expensive application, and there is little that the solar industry can do about that. “Even giving away collectors for free would only reduce the total cost of a solar water heating system by 6 percent for the end consumer,” estimates Bernd Hafner of the heating equipment producer Viessmann. More than half of the costs of a domestic solar water heating system lie on the installer's side. Naturally the solar industry is trying to overcome the problem by working on simpler systems but the potential for cost reduction is limited and the situation may even get worse for solar thermal. With ever cheaper PV systems and high surpluses of solar electricity in su...

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