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A Direct Solar Water Heating System for the Health Clinic in the Town of Santa Isabel Cholula, State of Puebla, Mexico (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This report was written by researchers from Appalachian State University in North Carolina and Universidad de las Americas Puebla in Mexico. It reports on a solar thermal water heating installation for a health clinic in Mexico that was installed by the two universities.

DIY Serpentine Solar Water Heating (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 14, 2015

This design manual was created by the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group, which focuses on fostering sustainable growth in developing countries. This specific project is the serpentine solar water heating system.

CSP Deployment in Mexico (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2015

This presentation was created and published by Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad. It provides information on the current state of utility development in Mexico, and how Comision Federal de Electricidad is planning on using solar thermal power to fill in existing gaps.

Belo Horizonte's Steps Towards a New Solar Energy Legislation (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 9, 2015

This case study was written by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. It focuses on the city of Belo Horizonte, which is the capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, and recaps their experience in passing a solar thermal hot water heating system mandate for their city.

Belo Horizonte is a major city in Brazil and will host World Cup events in 2014. There are currently 2,600 buildings in Belo Horizonte which the case study claims have resulted in 22,000 tons of CO2 displaced.

Brazilian Scenarios of Solar Energy Applications Using SWERA Outputs (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 9, 2015

There is a large potential for a variety of solar energy, and in particular solar thermal, applications in the country of Brazil. This research paper uses data from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) to analyze the overlap of solar averages with other geographic and socio-economic data.

Solar thermal water heating for residential purposes is the most widely used solar application in Brazil.

Financing Solar Energy in Costa Rica: Case Studies (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 6, 2015

This document provides information on the Costa Rican Institute for Electricity’s (ICE) efforts to bring modern energy resources to the, largely rural, 2% of the Costa Rican population whom live off the grid. An essential component of these efforts involved brining solar thermal technology to indigenous communities.

Analysis of the Potential Solar Energy Market in the Caribbean (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 6, 2015

This document was created and published by the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP). It reports on the potential of the solar energy market in the Caribbean; focusing on solar thermal on pages 17, 34, 45, 52, and in general throughout.

Solar Industrial Process Heat (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 18, 2012

This 2011 presentation gives an overview of the industrial process heat market, and outlines the barriers and obstacles to further growth. Although low- and high-temperature solar thermal applications have now long been developed, the presentation notes that medium-temperature solar thermal applications are still at the infancy stage, with research and development only beginning in 2000.

Implementation of Solar Thermal Energy Projects in Developing Countries (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 4, 2012

This presentation was given by Werner Weiss of the AEE Institute for Sustainable Technologies, and summarises the potential for further development of the solar thermal energy sector in developing countries. Although solar thermal markets Africa and Asia (excluding China and Japan) currently lag behind Europe in terms of size, there is a lot of potential for their further development.

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.

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