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Solarpower International, Las Vegas

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 15, 2015
Solar Power International (SPI) is a large solar conference and expo. In 2014, the event attracted about 15,000 industry professionals and featured 600 international and US exhibitors. The 2016 event will take place from 12 to 15 September 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Conference and expo cover the topics PV, CSP, solar hot water, solar heating and cooling and solar pool heating.
 

Nevada: Solar Thermal Water and Space Heating : 2014 Program Handbook (2014)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 29, 2014

NV Energy, a major energy company in Nevada, was authorized in 2010 by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to start an incentive program, called the Solar Hot Water Program, for its customers willing to install solar hot water systems. NV Energy has published a handbook which provides information on the background of this program and also explains the eligibility criteria.  The document enumerates the different steps to follow to submit a dossier and gives information on the incentive's calculation methods.

Author: NV Energy

The Potential Economic Impact of Solar Power Generation Facilities in Nevada (2004)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 14, 2009

This study published by the NREL (US National Renewable Energy Laboratory) in 2004 estimates the economic impact, in terms of employment, personal income, and gross state product (GSP) of developing some portion of Nevada’s solar energy generation sources.
In Nevada, although a very high potential for renewable electricity has been registered, almost 90 percent of the electricity generated still comes from coal (53 percent) or natural gas (36 percent).

Emerging Technology Option for Clean Power Generation - Concentrated Solar Power (2009)

Submitted by Hans Craen on May 5, 2009

This 2009 paper underlines the overall benefits of solar power especially when considered as part of a country or region's energy generation options mix. In addition to listing the available technologies, the document also looks into the economics of solar thermal and provides a summary comparison among parabolic through, central receiver and parabolic dish technologies.

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