Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1980
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:Solar Thermal, Solar Thermal>Solar heat, Multiple RE Sources>Heating, Multiple RE Sources>Cooling
Policy Sector:Heating and Cooling
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Evaluation:50% to 75% of domestic hot water energy

In accordance with Planning and Buildings Regulation 5730-1970, System Article 9 requires the installation of a solar water-heating system for all new buildings. Specific provisions are made with regards to daily heat output of collectors, heat transfer capability, storage tanks and collectors, and backup systems. Provisions differ according to type of building, if the building is to be used as a hotel, educational institution or other such similar purposes or if the building is to be used for residential purposes.

All solar installations are expected to comply with Israels Standard no. 579, with the exception of the clause 3.9 in part 4 of the said Standard. This exemption applies to buildings that are built in the shade where it will be impossible to use solar energy significantly and buildings that are built for industry, work or hospital purposes and high-rise buildings.

Last modified: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:00:52 CET