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Solar Thermal Energy Manual (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 30, 2010

This manual was produced by IDEA (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) the Spanish Institute for Energy.

The manual provides detailed background information on solar thermal, the existing technologies, development in Spain and in Europe, how to use it, which products exist, which applications, advantages, legislation in Spain, etc.

The manual is a great example of awareness raising documents that can be released to increase knowledge about new and renewable energies.

Solar Thermal Energy Scope in Chile (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 16, 2009

Rubén Muñoz Bustos, from the Chilean National Energy Commission, prepared this presentation for a training workshop on solar heating and cooling, which took place in July 2009 in Santiago, Chile.

The training workshop, organized by different local entities in co-operation with the Spanish Association ASIT and the Spanish Institute IDEA, was addressed mainly to technical staff from public governmental bodies and focused on boosting the use of solar thermal applications in the country.

Solar Energy in Spain in 2007: Current Status and Prospects

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 19, 2009

This report from IDEA (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) provides an overview of the Spanish solar market in 2007 (including not only solar thermal, but also PV and thermoelectricity), in terms of technology, installed capacity, existing companies, the potential growth, existing legislation an public subsidies, together with an overview of IDEA’s projects on each application.

Technical Requirements of Low Temperature Solar Systems (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 10, 2009

This document produced, in 2009, by IDEA (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) in collaboration with CENSOLAR (Spanish Solar Energy Training Centre), provides an overview of the minimum technical conditions to be met by solar thermal water heating systems, covering also durability, reliability and security requirements.

The purpose is to establish technical conditions to be considered during the call for subsidies regarding solar thermal installations, included in the Spanish Renewable Energy Plan for 2005-2010.

Solar Thermal in Spain (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 16, 2009

This document produced by the Spanish IDAE (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) in 2007 explains what is solar thermal energy, its benefits and applications, providing at the same time practical information like for instance the incentive programmes existing in Spain (for both single family houses and hotels) and the prices of solar thermal equipment.

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