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Solar Water Heating TechScope Market Readiness Assessment for Eight Caribbean Countries

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on October 16, 2015

This regional assessment report applies the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Assessments Methodology in eight Caribbean countries: Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic Grenada, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. It is recommended that the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Assessment Report be read in parallel with this report.

The assessment report highlights that solar water heating (SWH) systems can be highly cost-effective across the Caribbean, taking advantage of the region’s abundant solar resource. The report remarks that persistent barriers to SWH adoption remain across many Caribbean countries, such as financial barriers, weak enabling policy environments, lack of public awareness, and small and fragmented SWH industries.

Project Idea Note: Solar Water Heating Fee-For-Service Program in the Caribbean (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This document serves as a guide or outline to potentially creating a fee-for-service program in the Caribbean to deliver solar thermal water heating. It was created by The Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). The goal is for a utility company servicing both residences and businesses in the Caribbean to start offering solar thermal water heating as a part of their energy mix. The utility company in question can use money from Certified Emission Reduction (CER) sales to better leverage the investment from investors.

A Guide to Fee-for-Service Solar Water Heating Programs for Caribbean Electric Utilities (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 15, 2015

This report was prepared by Caribbean Solar Technologies Ltd in 2006. The main objective of this guidebook is to increase knowledge about solar water heating fee-for-service program structures in the Caribbean region. Ultimately, this will help utility companies evaluate and develop profitable solar water heating fee-for-service programs. It starts by explaining the different types of solar thermal systems with brief descriptions and charts. It also breaks down two major service-fee programs: sale-of-energy programs and system leasing or rental programs.

Analysis of the Potential Solar Energy Market in the Caribbean (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 6, 2015

This document was created and published by the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP). It reports on the potential of the solar energy market in the Caribbean; focusing on solar thermal on pages 17, 34, 45, 52, and in general throughout.

Germany: First Solar Energy Technology in Development Cooperation Conference

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 21, 2014
Otti ConferenceOn 6 and 7 November, experts in development cooperation and solar specialists from all around the world met in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Solar Energy Technology in Development Cooperation conference. The two-day event by German conference organiser OTTI was held for the very first time and brought together about 100 participants from 25 different countries, who discussed the opportunities and the challenges of solar energy use in southern nations. The conference had a special focus on technologies and projects for solar heating, drying and solar thermal water treatment in new emerging markets – thanks to a scientific committee with a rich background in the technology (from left): Joscha Rosenbusch (BSW Solar, Germany), Joachim Koschikowski (ISE Freiburg, Germany), Werner Weiss (AEE INTEC, Austria), Bernd Hafner (Viessmann, Germany) and Stephan Gnos (NET Nowak Energie & Technologie, Switzerland). 
Photo: OTTI

Regional Workshop for the Transformation and Strengthening of Solar Water Heating in Latin America and the Caribbean

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 9, 2012

This workshop report summarises the regional meeting held in Chile from 22-23 June 2011 as part of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project). Organised by the Latin American Energy Association (OLADE, and regional partner for the project) together with the Chilean Ministry of Energy, the Regional Workshop looked to strengthen the network for SWH in Latin America and the Caribbean, with expert speakers and participants from nine Latin American countries.

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