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Webinar: New Business Models for Commercial Solar Thermal

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 3, 2015
Webinar ISESThe solar thermal market worldwide is facing great challenges. After decades of concentrating on the single family housing owner as the key client group, now the industry is reaching out to new commercial customer groups in the tourism segment, in the housing industry and in the industrial sector. New business models to reduce upfront costs and risk for clients are absolutely essential to accelerate the deployment of solar thermal technology in these segments. To learn more about the realizable economic potential of solar heating technology in the commercial segment, and to discuss new business models, solarthermalworld.org offers a webinar in cooperation with International Solar Energy Society (ISES) on Tuesday 23 June 2015 at 3 to 4:30 pm Central European Summer Time.
 

Laundromat Needs Create Thriving Solar Thermal Business (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2015

This case study was written by Mondial Energy. It follows the company’s change from originally being a laundromat with a solar thermal hot water heating system to a successful solar thermal company.

Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Commercial Program (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2015

This document was created and published by Zapotec Energy, and provides information on MassCEC’s solar thermal water heating incentive program for commercial applications. It is emblematic of how private companies are utilizing incentives to further develop the market for solar thermal. More information on other solar thermal incentive programs can be found here.

Case Study: Confederation Place Hotel (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 22, 2015

This case study comes from the solar energy company Enerworks. It reports on their solar thermal water heating installation at a hotel in Canada, and the benefits it is paying back to the hotel.

The installation has a number of innovative features that allow provide maximum utility for the hotel. The expandable design allows for future growth of the system, while the retrofit aspect of the system allows it to hook up to existing electric powered water heating ensuring all hot water needs are always met.

Non-Tracking Wide-Angle Concentrators for Industrial Process Heat (2014)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on October 31, 2014

This presentation was presented at the 2014 UC Solar Research Symposium held in San Francisco at the University of California on 17 October 2014. The author of this Solar Heat for Industrial Processes Project is Professor Roland Winston, Director of the Advanced Solar Technologies Institute at the University of California Merced.

Solar Thermal Incentive Program Manual (October 2014)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on October 23, 2014

This document provides details on the Solar Thermal (ST) Program funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to financially support the substitution of electrically heated domestic hot water systems with solar thermal systems. The present document is an update of an existing 2010 programme, available here. The new version provides additional details on general program rules and system requirements.

Jamaica Public Service Commercial Solar Water Heating Programme (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2012

This powerpoint presentation evaluates the  ‘Jamaica Public Service Commercial Solar Water Heating Programme’, which was initiated by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) as part of their wider Demand Side Management (DSM) programme. Started in 2006, this project looked to demonstrate the technical and financial feasibility of key renewable energy technologies and to establish an approach and model for future programmes.

Concentrating Solar Thermal Systems for Generating Electricity (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 7, 2011

This is a presentation from the Mexican Non-Conventional Energy Management Electric Power Research Institute aimed at describing the perspectives of using concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies, and the implications stemming from this choice. It was made during the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) Electricity Workshop held in Paraguay in May 2010.

USA: Massachusetts Supports Commercial Solar Systems with up to USD 25,000

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 18, 2011

 Massachusetts State House in Boston In Massachusetts, a new support programme for large-scale solar thermal systems has come into effect recently. Building owners can now apply for grants of up to USD 25,000 (residential and commercial systems) or even USD 30,000 (systems on public buildings) thanks to the Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Commercial Pilot Program. Pre-studies can also be funded with up to USD 10,000 – applicants have only to pay 25 % of the costs themselves and will receive the rest as a grant. The photo shows the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
Photo: Jens Goetzke/pixelio

The Potential of Solar Thermal Technologies in a Sustainable Energy Future (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 17, 2011

This study is a deliverable of the IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme. Based on the previous studies and results from international R&D cooperation, the declared goal is to present the opportunities linked to solar thermal technologies given their positioning as the fourth largest renewable source of energy.

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