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DIY Serpentine Solar Water Heating (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 14, 2015

This design manual was created by the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group, which focuses on fostering sustainable growth in developing countries. This specific project is the serpentine solar water heating system.

Guatemala: Growth without Subsidies

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 26, 2014
EnersolDespite the total lack of public incentives, the Guatemalan solar thermal market is growing at a steady rate. High electricity prices combined with a welcoming climate and market environment are turning solar thermal into an increasingly attractive technology. One of the country’s main solar thermal installers, Enersol, has been around for almost 30 years and installs both unglazed collector fields for swimming pools (left) and hot water systems for hotels and residential users (right).
Photos: Enersol
 

Implementation of Solar Thermal Energy Projects in Developing Countries (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 4, 2012

This presentation was given by Werner Weiss of the AEE Institute for Sustainable Technologies, and summarises the potential for further development of the solar thermal energy sector in developing countries. Although solar thermal markets Africa and Asia (excluding China and Japan) currently lag behind Europe in terms of size, there is a lot of potential for their further development.

Solar Cooking in Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 24, 2009

This document and website provide detailed information about the Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP), which promotes the construction and use of solar cookers in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The project has an environmental purpose - promoting the use of solar thermal energy for cooking – as well as a social function, empowering women, by helping them to develop other skills, through constructing and using solar cookers.

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