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Solar Cooling and Process Heat for Emerging Markets and Developing Countries (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 1, 2012

This presentation outlines the benefits of solar cooling and process heat for emerging markets and developing countries, and charts the work of Solar Installation Design (S.O.L.I.D) to increase its market penetration. S.O.L.I.D works to deliver fixed price turnkey installations for cash, with case studies included of existing projects such as the EA Tower in Pristina and the Olympic Sailing Village in China.

Designing Solar Thermal System for Selected Industrial Processes (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 15, 2012

This is a presentation by Stefan Heß of the Fraunhofer ISE, given during the International Conference Solar Process Heat that took place in March 2011 in Austria.

Industrial process heat accounts for more than 20% of the final energy demand in Germany. 33% is needed at temperatures below 150°C, which can be easily achieved with solar thermal collector. The presentation explains why solar thermal is not used for industrial process heat in Europe. Financial restrictions and complex system integration are considered to be the main barriers to the development of this technology.

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.

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.

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.

On the Sustainable Development of Solar Thermal Obligations in Buildings in the Framework of the Portuguese Case (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 12, 2011

This paper was presented by a group of researchers of the INETI (National Institute of Engineering, Technology and Innovation), during the EUROSUN Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2008.

The paper explains the steps given to prepare a solar thermal obligation (STO) in the country. It passes in review the existing legislation and incentives for the development of solar thermal in Portugal. A regulation for thermal performance of buildings was created in 2006 to comply with the European Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings (2002/91/CE).

Regional Workshop Presentation on the Situation of Solar Thermal Energy Market in Latin America and Caribbean (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 28, 2011

This is a presentation made during the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Regional Workshop of Solar Thermal Water Heating in Chile in June 2011. This presentation of Eduardo Noboa from OLADE, the Latin American Energy Organisation, passes in review the solar thermal market of different countries in South America: Brazil, Argentina, Barbados, Colombia, Nicaragua and Peru.

Solar Water Heaters in Jordan (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 20, 2011

This presentation was made during the regional workshop “Solar Thermal Applications in Egypt, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Syria and Jordan: Framework Conditions and Private Sector Needs” organised in March 2009, in Cairo, Egypt.

The presentation reviews in detail the solar water heating market in Jordan, including main barriers, installed collector area, payback periods and potential fields of application, among other aspects.

The Rising Sun. Point of View on Solar Energy Sector in India (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 23, 2011

This report, published by KPMG, an Indian research company, passes in review the Indian solar market in terms of technologies and applications (PV, solar power, solar water and heating, etc), barriers and drivers, grid issues, legislation and tax incentives.

Making Solar Thermal Power Generation in India a Reality (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 3, 2011

This is a document provided by Mr. Shirish Garud and Dr. Ishan Purohit, research associates within the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India, which proposes an economic and environment evaluation of India’s solar thermal potential.

After a brief presentation of India’s power scenarios, the authors pass in review some solar thermal power generation technologies, like parabolic trough system, power tower system or parabolic dish systems.

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