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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.

Paolo Frankl Speaks About IEA's 2012 Solar Heating and Cooling Roadmap

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 12, 2012

This is an interview with Paolo Frankl from IEA made during the ESTEC 2011 conference in Marseille. Paolo explains that IEA is paying more attention to heating and its contribution to consumption. The IEA will release by spring 2012 a solar heating and cooling roadmap. Solar energy in the heating sector is expected to increase significantly. The main drivers to this increase are the environmental concerns (CO2 reductions), but also energy security.

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.

CERN’s Ultra High Vacuum Flat Plate Solar Collector Markets and Applications (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 4, 2011

This is a presentation from the CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) about solar thermal technologies and applications.

The presentation reviews the different market applications (hot water and heating, space heating and cooling, desalination, pool heating, industrial processes and electricity production). It also gives data on the European energy market and the market share of the different solar technologies. The document indicates the market drivers for solar thermal and the forecasts for the coming years.


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.

SWHs Industry in Syria. Current Situation & Prospects (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 22, 2011

This presentation was made during the Workshop on Solar Thermal Applications in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan which took place in Cairo, on 24 March 2009.

The document includes vast information on Syria (energy indicators, an assessment of the energy sector, analysis of the electricity demand, state of the art of the solar water heating technology and industry, R&D, standards and regulations, etc).

Status and Potentials of Renewable Energy Technologies in Lebanon and the Region (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 16, 2010

This document released by Green Line Association, a Lebanese NGO, provides an overview of the renewable energies penetration in Lebanon and in surrounding countries (Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Syria).

In Lebanon, collective solar water heating (SWH) systems' installations have verified an annual increase rate of 24% since 2000, whereas in the past individual SWH systems were more common. The figures show that a decrease in the purchasing costs of the systems has been positive to the market.

Renewable Energies Essentials: Solar Heating and Cooling (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 11, 2010

This short document, produced by the International Energy Agency, provides a summary of the solar heating and cooling situation in 2009.

The document is divided in different sections: market status; economics; outlook; system related aspects; environmental impact; technology status development; which touch upon different issues ranging from the installed capacity, to solar resources of different countries, drivers and barriers for growth, etc.



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