According to the latest report published by Estif , the European Solar Thermal Systems Association, the solar thermal sector in 2015 experienced a contraction of new installed capacity of 6.6% compared to the previous year, while the growth of the sub-fund would be desirable for Reach the target of 20% renewable energy by limiting dependence on imported fossil fuels and ensuring the creation of new jobs.
From the economic point of view, the solar thermal sector has achieved a total turnover of 1.9 billion euros in 2015, and employed about 23,700 people.
In 2014, according to the Solar Thermal Markets in Europe , total installed capacity grew by only 1.4 GWth, and the total cumulative power installed in the EU 28 + Switzerland rose only by 4.4%.
As seen from the graph, the last ten years have been characterized by rapid growth until 2008, followed by a more or less narrow contraction.
Noteworthy is Denmark’s good performance, which is + 47.6% and Poland with + 6.5%.
The Italian market has experienced another black year, with a contraction of 14.6% over 2014 due also to Estif, the lack of a national plan to aid development.
Among the most important markets, France has the strongest drop (-32.6%).