Solar-Collector Industry in Cyprus: Technico-Economic Analysis and Future Perspectives
This paper deals with the industry of solar water heaters in Cyprus. We first introduce a brief review of the historical development followed by an analysis of the Cypriot solar industrial environment. The role of the Cyprus standards and of the energy department is examined. The basic characteristics of the market of the solar industry including details regarding price inputs; suppliers and technology are presented. An investigation concerning the habits and preferences of the Cypriots towards solar products is described together with a detailed analysis of the production and economic cycle of the solar industry. Finally the impact of solar collectors on the Cyprus energy balance will be considered. The main sources of information were derived from surveys of the department a/statistics and interviews with the managers a/the largest factories of the island.
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