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Present and Future: Solar Thermal in the US (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2015

This presentation analyzes the state of the solar thermal market in the US in 2008. It was first presented at the 2009 Solar Thermal Roadmap Symposium hosted by the Solar Energy Industries Association.

US Solar Thermal Market Outlook (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 26, 2015

This presentation was created by Ed Murray and presented in conjunction with the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CSEIA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). It reports on the outlook for the domestic US solar thermal market in 2010. This would be a good document for anyone interested in comparing expected growth versus actualized growth in the solar thermal industry.

U.S. Solar Market Trends 2009 (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 29, 2015

This report was written by Larry Sherwood for the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.  It provides information on new solar installations in the US in 2009.

The report examines and analyses the market for various solar energy technologies by state.  It focuses on PV, solar thermal heating, and concentrated solar power.

Survey of Active Solar Thermal Collectors, Industry and Markets in Canada (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 16, 2015

This report was prepared by the ClearSky Advisors and is a survey of the Canadian solar thermal industry covering the year 2012.

Solar Thermal Markets in Europe. Trends and Market Statistics 2010 (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 3, 2012

As in previous years, ESTIF, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation, has issued this publication with detailed data and numbers about the solar thermal market in the EU 27 and Switzerland in 2010.

In 2010, the European solar thermal market totalled 2.586 MWth (3.694,940 m²) of newly installed capacity, decreasing by an estimated 13% in comparison with 2009 numbers.

Click here to see the 2010 edition of this publication, referring to 2009 market data.

How Upper Austria Become the World's Leading Solar Thermal Market (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 6, 2010

This paper, produced by O.O. Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria, allows the reader to understand what makes Upper Austria a leading market for solar thermal in Europe. The publication goes through the general concepts of solar thermal to the specific case of Austria and its application in single-family houses, apartment buildings, hotels, restaurants, public, commercial and institutional buildings. This interesting publication also passes in review policy and financial instruments used by government to boost the use of this technology.

Solar Thermal Energy Solutions (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 8, 2010

As heat accounts for almost 50% of the final energy demand in the EU, the use of solar thermal technologies should be considered as a very valuable option for EU member States when drafting the national renewable action plans, resulting from the so-called RES 2020 Directive (2009/28/EC).

UNEP Report on Green Jobs (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 5, 2009

The Worldwatch Institute has put together this report, funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the emergence of a “green economy” and its impact on the world workforce in the 21st Century.

It gathers information for current green jobs in key economic sectors (renewable energy, buildings and construction, transportation, basic industry, agriculture, and forestry) and presents estimates for future green employment.

Solar Thermal in China (2002)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 1, 2009

This document of the Zhejiang Energy Research Institute, from 2002, provides an overview of the evolution of solar thermal use in China, since its start in early 50s until recent days, emphasising the resolutions of both the 2000-2015 Development Plan and the five -year Plan for the New and Renewable Energy Industry Development of China.

Market Study on Solar Collectors in Chile (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 14, 2009

In 2004, the consumption of primary energy sources in Chile was still very significant (oil 39%; natural gas 19%; hydroelectricity 18%; coal 10% and wood and other fuels 14%).

Given this high dependence on fossil fuels, the Government of Chile has set a target of supplying 15% of the new electric generating capacity with renewable energy sources between 2006 and 2010. With this in mind, the Chile Energy National Commission commissioned this study in order to help developing a national plan for the promotion of solar thermal energy in Chile.

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