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Canada: Solar Vision 2025: Beyond Market Competitiveness (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 25, 2015

This report issued by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) gives an overview of the evolution of the solar energy market in Canada until 2025.  The report covers both the solar photovoltaic and the solar thermal sectors.

Solar energy has numerous advantages. It will be economically competitive, will create employment and production costs will be reduced.

For the solar thermal sector, CanSIA believes that by 2025 the solar thermal industry can reach a capacity between 8 GWth and 15 GWth and has identified 3 different scenarios. 

Energy Revolution: A Sustainable Latin America Energy Outlook (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 29, 2011

This report, produced by Greenpeace International and EREC (European Renewable Energy Council), explores possible scenarios of energy use in Latin America.

The report develops a sustainable energy pathway up to 2050, including energy technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, among others.

Nowadays, renewable energy sources account for 27% of Latin America’s primary energy demand. Biomass is used for heating and constitutes the main renewable energy source, followed by hydro power.

Malta: Solar Water Heaters used by half of the Households by 2020

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 19, 2010

The Malta Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energies Association (M.E.E.R.E.A.) has taken on the drafting of the roadmap to ensure the future development of renewable energy sources on the sunny island in the Mediterranean Sea. M.E.E.R.E.A. is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation established in June 2001.

Final Report on Technical Data, Costs and Life Cycle Inventories of Solar Thermal Power Plants (2008)

Submitted by Hans Craen on December 28, 2009

This report from 2008 has been published under the NEEDS programme (New Energy Externalities Developments for Sustainability) which aims “to evaluate the full costs and benefits of energy policies and of future energy systems”.

Concentrating Solar Power: Global Outlook 09

Submitted by Hans Craen on June 26, 2009

This 2009 report looks into the global outlook of concentrating solar power (CSP). The report first looks into the different CSP technologies and makes a comparison based on the advantages and disadvantages. The report also provides an overview of the CSP development by region. For certain countries per region a more detailed assessment is provided. In particular, the potential of the Mediterranean and the MENA region is being assessed.

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