In this paper, presented at the World Renewable Energy Congress of London of 3-8 August 2014, a solar-thermal poly-generation system for chilled water for air conditioning using absorption chiller, pure water with membrane distiller and domestic hot water by heat recovery is presented.
This report issued by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) gives an overview of the evolution of the solar energy market in Canada until 2025. The report covers both the solar photovoltaic and the solar thermal sectors.
Solar energy has numerous advantages. It will be economically competitive, will create employment and production costs will be reduced.
For the solar thermal sector, CanSIA believes that by 2025 the solar thermal industry can reach a capacity between 8 GWth and 15 GWth and has identified 3 different scenarios.