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North Americas, Solar Thermal Power

Solar Energy Virgin Islands Energy Office (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 6, 2015

Every day the sun radiates an enormous amount of energy.  The sun radiates more energy in one second than people have used since the beginning of time.  Solar Thermal power is heat energy obtained by exposing a collecting device to the rays of the sun.  A solar thermal system makes use of the warmth absorbed by the collector to heat water or another working fluid, or to make steam.  Hot water is used in homes or commercial buildings and for industrial processes. 

Consideration of Impacts on Water Quality and Quantity in the WREZ Process (2003)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 29, 2015

Throughout much of the Western U.S., water is a scarce resource. Growing cities and power plants often compete directly with the agricultural sector - and environmental needs - for limited water supplies. Developing new, renewable energy supplies will have varied impacts on water resources. It is important that, in the process, renewable energy development does not contribute to or exacerbate water supply and quality challenges.

Maine Solar Energy Rebate Program 2007 Annual Report (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 29, 2015

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) is pleased to present the second Maine Solar Energy Rebate Program Annual Report for the time period July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2007. The two primary goals of the Maine Solar Energy Rebate Program are to: Increase the use of solar photovoltaic, solar hot water, and solar air systems by Maine residents; and promote the development of trained and certified renewable energy installers throughout the State of Maine.

Combined Solar Power and Desalination Plants: Update on the MED-CSD Project (2009)

Submitted by Hans Craen on May 14, 2009

This presentation from 2009 provides an update of the MED-CSD project. The main aim of this project is the assessment of the technico-economic potential of CSP for electricity and desalination in the Mediterranean region. The presentation first gives a global overview by linking the regions suffering from water scarcity with the global potential for concentrating solar power.

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