Greece is considered as one of the global pioneers in the use of solar thermal energy. The installed solar systems per habitant rate remains among the highest in Europe.
The solar thermal systems market revealed almost 30 years ago. At that time, Greek households were using electrical water heaters. The event of the raise of the electric power price boosted the solar thermal systems market.
Ever since, many Greek companies are active in that market and hold a significant share in the global market.
The Greek Solar Industry Association (EBHE) was founded in 1979, in order to join the companies of the Solar Thermal Industry, to boost the aspirations of the industry in national and international level and to promote the technological awareness, the research and the penetration of the solar thermal applications.