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Market Statistics: Three Studies Analyse Solar Thermal Market Development

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 18, 2012

 logos of solar thermal market research institutions” There are signs that the strong decline of the European solar thermal market reported over the last two years came to a halt in 2011 – at least according to three market reports published in June 2012.

China's Solar Thermal Industry: Threat or Opportunity for European Companies? (2003)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 22, 2012

This is an article wrote by Li Hua from the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. Li Hua speaks about the Chinese solar thermal market and how it has experienced a fantastic growth without any government subsidies.

The Emergence of a Regulatory Framework in the MENA Region. Perspective from the Maghreb Countries (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 19, 2011

This presentation was delivered by Mr. Rafik Missaoui, a Tunisian Energy expert, during the “MENA Energized: Regional Challenges to "Green the Power" Sector” event held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The event was jointly organized by the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Euro Mediterranean Energy Market Integration Project (MED-EMIP).

Harnessing the Power of the Sun: Future of Solar Energy (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 14, 2011

Owing to the significant potential that the country is offering, New Zealand’s Solar Industry association tries to promote the use of solar technologies in different sectors. The presentation comprises an outline of the available solar technologies – passive, photovoltaic and solar thermal – and gives a more in-depth description of the latter given its multiple advantages and spread within the country.

Renewable Energies in the MENA Region: Potential for Sustainable Energy Provision and Export to Europe (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 24, 2011

This is a presentation delivered by Dr. Hans Müller-Steinhagen from the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, German Aerospace Centre (DLR) during the Euromed Solar Workshop on EU-MENA (Middle East and North Africa region) Cooperation on Solar Power, held in Jordan.

DESERTEC: Clean Power from Deserts. The Global Challenge of Energy, Water and Climate Security (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 20, 2011

This presentation was done by Dr. Gerhard Knies, DESERTEC Project Promotor for The Club of Rome and co-ordinator of TREC, during the Euromed Solar Workshop on EU-MENA Cooperation on Solar Power, held in Jordan.

Potential Market and Practical Experience with Solar Process Heat in Germany (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 28, 2011

This is a presentation made by Harald Drück during the International Conference on Process Heat of March 2011 in Austria.

The presentation includes data about the use of solar heat for industrial processes (SHIP) in Germany with concrete examples of companies like Steinbach and Vollmann, Alanod, the Hofmühl brewery, among others.

The REN21 Renewables 2011 Global Status Report (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 17, 2011

This publication was commissioned by REN21 and produced in collaboration with a global network of research partners. The report includes interesting data about the use of renewables.

Evaluation of the Renewable Energy Application in Mediterranean Hotels. Case Study: the Balearic Islands` Hotels (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 27, 2010

In the services sector, hotels are a high energy consumer, which offers a good opportunity to promote the use of renewable energy sources, including solar thermal, in the tourism sector, especially in the Mediterranean region, as this paper emphasizes.

This paper goes through the potential of the RES' use in the total energy consumption of hotels situated in the Spanish Balearic Islands, a very famous touristic destination, with about half a million beds available.

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