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EnerWorks Residential Solar Water-Heating (2005)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This brochure was created by the solar energy company EnerWorks. It exemplifies the consumer- orientated business approach to solar thermal water heating systems for residential use.

EnerWorks is a Canadian solar energy company. Their brochure highlights the many domestic uses of solar thermal heated water: showering, washing dishes, doing the laundry, washing hands. Also, the brochure touts potential savings and the reduction in carbon emissions associated with solar thermal systems.


Solar Thermal System Solutions: Powering the Planet – Every Day (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This presentation was created by ergSol a “U.S. based provider of complete and customized solar thermal system solutions”. The presentation looks at market potential, applications and technologies of solar thermal. ErgSol’s positive outlook on the market potential for solar thermal is based on their analysis that as the supply of fossil fuels dwindle, and consumers become more wary of their environmental impact, solar thermal will have the potential to expand its share of the renewable energy market.

Solar Thermal Energy in Delaware (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This presentation was created by the Delaware Million Solar Roofs Coalition, an association that advocates for the use of solar energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency.  The presentation was used to inform people in Delaware on the basics of solar thermal energy.

To begin, the differences between solar thermal technology and solar pv technology are looked at.  This includes the physical characteristics, economics of, and worldwide installed capacity.  Then the presentation examines the potential for solar thermal energy deployment in the state of Delaware.

Solar Thermal Energy Production: The Next Generation (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This presentation was creating by Jeff Curry of Lakeland Electric, and was first presented at the 2007 Southeast Solar Summit hosted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It focuses on a solar thermal hot water heating utility offered to residential homes in Florida. A Lakeland Electric utility in Florida offers area homeowners the choice of solar thermal hot water heating for their homes. Offered to homeowners is a separate line item on the bill to see how much they are spending, the option of green pricing and free installation and maintenance.

Federal Solar Energy Incentives – FAQ (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 15, 2015

This document was part of the Solar Energy Industries Association Guide to Federal Incentives for Solar Energy published in 2009. It goes over common questions for the consumer regarding federal rebates and incentives. Questions range from claiming rebates from utilities, as well as federal, options for choosing rebates over tax credits, eligibility for new housing for residential or commercial credits, and what exactly the tax credits are allowed to cover.

Business Prospects for Solar Water Heating Fee-for-Service Operations in Brazil (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2015

This document was created by Vitae Civilis, a Brazilian non-profit dedicated to promoting sustainable development. It is a summary of a study of the business potential of solar thermal water heating in Brazil which was conducted by Lumina Energia, a Latin American energy consultancy. Solar water heating is a sustainable investment because it contributes to both climate protection through CO2 displacement and the creation of local jobs.

Active and Passive Solar for multi-unit residential buildings (2003)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2015

This document is about an EcoCité apartment development in Montreal, Canada. Along with the solar thermal applications that the apartment building utilizes, the whole design of the structure was created with sustainability in mind. It is located directly by public transit and was constructed with all nontoxic materials.

Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Program (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 24, 2015

This factsheet comes from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. It provides information on the Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Program, and is targeted at residents and homeowners in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts has a rebate program for those who install a solar hot water heating system in their residence. The fact sheet provides basic information on how solar thermal works, what size system a consumer will need and what the costs and benefits are. From there, the fact sheet then explains how to partake in the program.

Solar Thermal Energy Technology and Market Trends (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 7, 2015

This presentation was created by Frank Proske, the Market Development Manager for Renewables at A.O. Smith Water Products Co. in Pennsylvania, USA.  The focus of the presentation is on the evolution and current state of various solar thermal technologies and the maturation of their market.

The presentation identifies a few key factors as the driving trends in the solar thermal market.

Solar Thermal Industry National Status and Projections (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 6, 2015

This presentation discusses the current status of solar thermal energy in the United States and its projected future for the next 5-10 years. Focusing on solar water heating (SWH) systems and solar pool heating (SPH) systems, this presentation touches on both residential and commercial uses for solar thermal energy. It also delves into the different renewable energy programs from each state including which states provide rebates and incentives for using solar thermal energy.


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