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Overview of Solar Water Heating Inputs, Data Sources, and Potential Study Results (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This report comes from The Cadmus Group, and provides information on the organizations research into and plans for expanding the use of solar thermal water heating throughout the Pacific North-West United States. It is a good example of how businesses are approaching the solar thermal market moving forward, and what successes and obstacles they see in the future.

Solar Thermal Trends, Performance-Based Incentives, and RPS (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This presentation was created by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and was presented originally as a webinar. It focuses on trends in solar thermal and the implementation of solar thermal technology as part of renewable energy statewide portfolios. In 2011, the largest growth in the use of residential solar thermal water heating took place in Hawaii. However, there was also steady growth in commercial use in states such as California.

U.S. Solar Market & Federal Policy Update (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 14, 2015

This presentation was created by Justin Baca and Scott Hennessey of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). It provides an overview of the current state of the US solar market, with a focus on solar thermal on pages 13-17; and an overview of US Federal Policy towards solar thermal.

Solar Thermal Energy – New Light on a Mature and Market Ready Technology (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 13, 2015

This presentation was created by Sterling Planet in 2007. This presentation covers several aspects of solar thermal technology including system types, job creation, market growth, different applications, and the outlook of solar thermal energy in the future. The beginning of the presentation talks about the basic uses of solar thermal energy and the common system types you’ll see on the market. It moves on to job creation and gives the reader estimations of how rapidly jobs can be created (solar equivalent of 200,000 residential systems is approximately 34,885 jobs created).

Commercial Market Innovations to Put US Solar Thermal on the World Stage (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 7, 2015

This presentation was compiled by the utility solar water heating initiative US H2O. It features 4 different reports on innovations which are helping advance the development of the solar thermal market. The first report presents on the benefits of upstream financing for solar thermal industry players. The second report provides information on how third party financing is brining solar thermal installations to new settings. The third report discusses marketing and branding issues facing solar thermal businesses, and provides various solutions to these problems.

Solar Trends in Canada: Linking Demand to the Supply Chain (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2015

This document was created and published by David Eisenbud of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).  It reports on Canada’s energy situation and how solar thermal fits into the mix. Canada does not have a comprehensive national renewable energy plan, due partially to the fact that Canada is rich in oil and gas resources, according to the presentation. However solar does work in Canada, and is both scalable and growing domestically.

Solar Thermal Education and Training (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2015

This presentation was created by Nick Hylla, Executive Director of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. It takes a look at the current solar thermal market and how more and better solar thermal training initiatives could speed market deployment. Thanks to recognition of the need for energy efficient appliances in the home and the opportunities solar thermal provides for combined systems, the solar thermal market is expected to grow over the coming years, according to the presentation.

Solar Thermal Promoting Adoption (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2015

This presentation was created by Jacques Roeth of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). It explains NYSERDA’s view of how best to further and advance the solar thermal industry and market in the US.

Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research and Development Roadmap (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2015

This document is a comprehensive technical report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It was created and published to identify the target market for solar water heaters and to identify cost and performance targets that must be met for systems to achieve significant energy savings.

NABCEP Solar Heating Programs (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2015

This presentation was created by Tehri Parker of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). It provides information on a few of their programs which train workers for solar thermal heating installation.

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