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Soltherm Europe initiative: 15 miljoen m2 zonnecollectoren

Datum nieuwsfeit: 19-06-2001
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Afzender: (soltherm@ecofys.nl)

Contactpersoon: B. van der Ree

SOLTHERM EUROPE INITIATIVE: 15 MILJOEN M2 ZONNECOLLECTOREN

Datum: 19 juni 2001

Onlangs is het Soltherm Europe Initiative van start gegaan om 15 miljoen vierkante meter zonnecollectoren te realiseren in 2005, het equivalent van een zonneboiler voor 3 miljoen huishoudens. Deze uitdaging was twee jaar geleden gesteld door de Europese Commissie in haar 'Campaign for Take Off'. Om die missie te bereiken heeft Soltherm Europe een aantal belangrijke Europese marktpartijen verenigd. Nationale campagnes zullen worden gestart op basis van een tiental jaren ervaring met marktontwikkeling.

Lancering
Het Soltherm Europe Initiative is gericht op bewustwording bij de consumenten en op het mobiliseren van de gehele productie- en installatieketen. Op basis van meer dan tien jaar ervaring met een aantal marktintroductieprojecten in diverse landen worden nationale campagnes gestart om de verkoop bevorderen. In die campagnes zal Soltherm Europe in het bijzonder de installateurs betrekken omdat die een belangrijke rol spelen in de promotie van zonneboilers. Het 'Initiative' is begonnen zijn activiteiten te ontplooien met het lanceren van de centrale website www.soltherm.org en met een aanvraag om een 'Renewable Energy Partner' van de Europese Commissie te worden. Een projectvoorstel voor ondersteuning van het Soltherm Europe Initiative is ingediend bij de Europese Commissie.

Markt
Zonnecollectoren worden gebruikt voor de verwarming van tapwater, gebouwen en processen en zijn een van de meest volwassen duurzame energie-opties. Op dit moment is ongeveer 11 miljoen vierkante meter aan zonnecollectoren in Europa geïnstalleerd met een jaarlijkse groei van ongeveer 1 miljoen vierkante meter per jaar. In het 'Witboek duurzame energiebronnen' van de Europese Commissie wordt het doel gesteld om 100 miljoen vierkante meter aan zonnecollectoren te hebben geïnstalleerd in 2010. Om dat doel te bereiken is een versnelde groei nodig. Als 15 miljoen vierkante meter bovenop de bestaande oppervlakte voor 2004 gerealiseerd kan worden zal de marktgroei weer sporen met de doelen uit het Europese Witboek. Daarna is het de bedoeling dat het Soltherm Europe Initiative het kader aangeeft voor verdere expansie van de zonne-energiemarkt.

Beleid
De bijdrage van duurzame energievormen aan de Europese energiebalans en aan de reductie van de uitstoot van broeikasgassen is nog bescheiden, maar groeit snel. Analyse van de markten van diverse landen toont aan dat een effectief beleid de penetratie van zonne-energie veel sterker stimuleert dan gunstige klimaatcondities. Dat geeft aan dat het met een effectieve benadering mogelijk is om de markt snel te vergroten. Het Soltherm Europe Initiative is ontworpen om de centrale katalysator te zijn om ervaring tussen de Europese landen uit te wisselen en die als basis voor nationale campagnes te gebruiken. Richtlijnen, tools en effectieve marktstrategieën zullen worden opgesteld zodat een brede Europese aanpak wordt ontwikkeld.

Partners
Het Soltherm Europe Initiatve is geïnitieerd door Ecofys, een internationaal advies- en onderzoeksbedrijf op het gebied van duurzame energie, en bestaat op dit moment uit de volgende Europese partijen: de European Active Solar Thermal Industry Group (Astig), de Climate Alliance, AEE en ESV (Oostenrijk), 3E (België), DTI (Denemarken), Ademe en RAEE (Frankrijk), DFS en de Berliner Energieagentur (Duitsland), CRES (Griekenland), Ambiente Italia (Italië), Ecofys en Novem (Nederland), ICAEN en Trama (Spanje) en BRE (Verenigd Koninkrijk). Andere partners zullen worden uitgenodigd om zich op termijn aan te sluiten bij het Initiative.



Annex: Company profiles van alle deelnemers (Engelstalig)

Voor meer informatie:: R. Voskens of B. van der Ree, Ecofys, tel. 030 2808300, e-mail (soltherm@ecofys.nl).



Annex: Partners in the Soltherm Europe Initiative

The mission of Ecofys (the Netherlands) is: a sustainable energy supply for everyone. A cleaner environment and sustainability can be achieved by a more efficient use of energy and the use of renewable energy. Large-scale and economically feasible opportunities to realise this objective, exist already in various market sectors. It is from this point of view that Ecofys initiates projects, advises clients, works on better products, and conducts research for businesses, agencies and governments. Ecofys has a highly skilled international staff of some 150 professionals, working in the main office in Utrecht (NL) and offices in Cologne (D), Poznan (PL), Bristol (UK) and Belgium (joint venture with 3E). Offices in Spain and the US are being established. Ecofys is member of the Econcern Group.

3E NV (Belgium) is an independent engineering office specialised in renewable energy technologies. The main activities of 3E are project development, technical consultancy, strategy and policy studies as well as product development.

The Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME, France) is a state-funded public industrial and commercial establishment whose activites are supervised by the French government ministries in charge of research, the environment and industry. The Agency's mandates cover amongst others the promotion of renewable energy sources and clean and efficient energy technologies

The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Erneuerbare Energie-Institute for Sustainable Energy Technologies (AEE-INET, Austria) was founded in 1988 as an independent research association. Work emphasis is placed on the efficient use of energy and resources, and on the development of technologies and strategies that enable the quick and widespread use of solar technology as basis for an ecologically compatible supply of energy in the future.

Ambiente Italia (Italy) is a research and consultancy company operating in analysis and planning of natural and human environment. It has delivered Local Energy Plans and Technological reviews, analysed environmental benefits and economic profitability and undertaken feasibility studies and environmental impact studies and specific projects for energy saving and use of renewable energies.

The members of the Association of Solar Thermal Industries (ASTIG, Europe) represent a market share on the the supply side exceeding 50 percent of the EU solar heating market.

The Berlin Energy Agency (Germany), founded in 1992 by the State of Berlin, is an enterprise in the sense of a Public-Private-Partnership. The task of the Berlin Energy Agency is the determination and active detection of energy saving potentials in industry and commerce, service companies, housing agencies and public institutions. Thus the Energy Agency is mediator between energy policy and energy economics, with the principal subjects rational use of energy, promotion of combined heat and power systems, and use of renewable energies.

BRE (United Kingdom) provides independent consultancy, advice and tools to allow clients to maximise the performance of their constructed assets. It has over 75 years of expertise and a professional and technical staff of 550 persons located in the UK and Scotland. Since privatisation three years ago, BRE developed a commercial consultancy role, while retaining close links with government departments and agencies. BRE provides technical input to key government policy and legislative development.

The Climate Alliance (Europe) is a partnership between European local authorities and indigenous rainforest peoples with the goal of protecting the earth´s atmosphere. The 900 European member cities work jointly on drawing up and implementing climate protection action plans and cooperate with the indigenous partners to preserve tropical rainforests.

The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES, Greece) is the national co-ordinator of all Regional Agencies in Greece. Over the years, CRES has co-operated with a large number of public and private organizations, on a national as well as on a European and international level. These include R&D projects, demonstration projects, projects dealing with energy information systems, feasibility, technical and economic studies, market research, as well as promotional activities for the use of RES and RUE.

The Deutscher Fachverband Solarenergie (DFS, Germany) is undertaking public relations work for the promotion of solar thermal and photovoltaics, now since 20 years. Surveys on the German solar market have been carried out as a basis for regular publications of studies about the development of the German and European solar market. Furthermore it plays an active part in the campaign Solar-na klar!.

The Danish Technological Institute (DTI, Denmark) is a private, independent, non-profit company. The Danish Technological Institute stands at the interface between trade and industry, the research & education sector, and the public sector. Itthus participates in development projects for the benefit of society at large in close cooperation with leading research and education institutes in Denmark and abroad. DTI transfers and processes research and/or technology-based know-how to Danish trade and industry.

O.Ö. Energiesparverband (Austria) is the energy agency of Upper Austria, an industrial region in the Northern part of Austria. Thanks to a comprehensive regional energy plan, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources (which presently provide 30 % of the total energy supply) have a high priority. The energy agency is active on local, regional, national, EU and international levels with numerous projects.

The Institut Catala d'Energia (ICAEN, Spain) is a public corporation created by the Catalan Parliament. ICAEN was created with the express objective of becoming fully integrated into the socio-economic fabric of Catalonia in order to promote technologically innovative projects both in the industrial and the service sectors, as well as in transport. It now enjoys the support of all players involved with energy, such as producers, consumers, professional associations, equipment manufacturers and engineering firms.

The Netherlands agency for energy and the environment (NOVEM BV, the Netherlands) is an agency specialised in the management of energy and environmental programmes on behalf of the Dutch government, the European Union and the International Energy Agency (IEA). In addition to knowledge and expertise, Novem can also offer various forms of financial support. Novem co-operates with the business world, not-for-profit organisations, governmental bodies and research institutions.

As Regional Energy and Environment Agency of the Rhône-Alpes Region, Rhône-Alpes Energie (RAEE, France) is in charge of the setting up of the regional policy for energy conservation and for the enhancement of local energies. It aims at contributing to the promotion, to the co-ordination and the development of actions in favour of energy savings, to the promotion of renewable energies, to the preservation of resources and to the protection and the enhancement of the environment.

Trama Technoambiental (TTA, Spain) is an engineering and applied research firm specialised in design, project management and technology development of renewable energies in different fields, e.g. low energy buildings, integrated solar energy and PV rural electrification. Its activities began in 1986. Its experience has been proven in successfully managing many RES implementation projects both in Europe and in third world countries.

Ecofys

Postbus 8408

3503 RK

Utrecht

Telefoon: 030-2808327



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