Development of a Solar Water Heating Scoping Study in Kosovo funded by World Bank

Development of a Solar Water Heating Scoping Study in Kosovo funded by World Bank

EXERGIA implemented the Project “Solar Water Heating Scoping Study in Kosovo” which was financed and managed by World Bank (WB). Beneficiaries of the project were WB, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Kosovo Energy Efficiency Agency, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning.

The objective of the study was to assess the market potential for solar water heating (SWH) systems in residential, commercial (motels/hotels) and industrial sectors, as well as in municipal and central government owned public buildings, and provide recommendations on how these options should be implemented in Kosovo.

The study included:

  • assessment of the theoretical solar potential in Kosovo based on meteorological data;
  • identification of typical SWH systems addressing the needs of all sectors in Kosovo, analysis of technical, financial and economic feasibility of these systems;
  • assessment of the SWH technical and market potential in residential sector, municipal buildings, motels/ hotels and industry;
  • prefeasibility studies for SWH systems on two large public buildings;
  • review of international experience and lessons learned on the incentives used for the promotion of SWH through a comparative policy analysis;
  • provision of recommendations for the acceleration of SWH applications in Kosovo;
  • elaboration of a technology roadmap for the promotion of SWH until 2023.

Last update: 15 May 2014