Solar Thermal

Solar Thermal

Warming Up for Continuous Growth

Market Potential

At the moment, 66 percent of the domestic demand for collectors is being met with local production, leaving an untapped potential of considerable size for foreign companies interested in entering the market.

Solar thermal applications contributed 3.9 percent to the total heating supply from renewable energy resources in 2011. The government aims to increase the heat contribution from renewable sources from 11 percent in 2011 to 14 percent by 2020, and even 60 percent by 2050.

The strong interest of the end-user for renewable energies, increasing oil and gas prizes and governmental support through the market incentive program (MAP) by the Federal Government are driving factors for the further development of the German market.