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IRENA: Renewable District Heating and Cooling Roadmap to 2030

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 27, 2017
District Heating PotentialThe International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published an industry roadmap for Renewable Energy in District Heating and Cooling (DHC) as part of its REmap 2030 project. This study analysed the current state of the DHC market in eleven countries – with a focus on district heating in seven and one on district cooling in the other four – and examined the long-term potential of the two technologies in these countries (see the attached PDF). The countries chosen for the study have distinctly different market environments. Two of them are Denmark and Switzerland, which have had the highest share of renewables in their energy supply (around 40 %); a third one is China, the largest market for DHC today, but one on which renewable energy has yet to play a role at all. The chart shows the key factors impacting the potential of renewable DHC. The aim of the renewable energy roadmap (REmap) programme is to show a path towards doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030.
Chart: IRENA

Solar Thermal Industry in Cape Verde. Potential Market (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 5, 2013

The solar water heating in Cape Verde is practically inexistent. This master dissertation provides an overview of the current status of the country with a view of understanding the potential of solar thermal energy use in Cape Verde. The following market analysis tools are used: the Porter’s Five Forces, the National Diamond, the PESTLE analysis and the SWOT analysis.

Solar Thermal Energy Act: Implications, Obligations and Benefits for Application (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 10, 2011

This presentation was done during the Montevideo Construction Fair by Mesa Solar, the organization promoting solar thermal energy in Uruguay. It aims at informing the participants about the legal and policy background that Uruguay is offering in order to support investments in the solar thermal sector.

Solar Thermal Barometer (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 14, 2011

This barometer, published by the French organisation EuObserv’ER, provides an overview and analysis of the evolution of the sector in Europe in 2009.

In 2009, the installed area in the EU was of about 4166 056 m2 which resulted in a capacity of 22786,1MWth. The solar thermal sector employed 50.000 people in 2009.

The document includes data about the installed surface area per type of collectors and power capacity for each EU country. It includes data showing the evolution since 1995 as well.

The Rising Sun. Point of View on Solar Energy Sector in India (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 23, 2011

This report, published by KPMG, an Indian research company, passes in review the Indian solar market in terms of technologies and applications (PV, solar power, solar water and heating, etc), barriers and drivers, grid issues, legislation and tax incentives.

Solar Water Heaters in India: Market Assessment Studies and Surveys for Different Sectors and Demand Segments (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 4, 2010

The objective of the report is to understand the solar water heating market, make projection for the expected demand until 2022 and generate policy inputs to help authorities tackle the possible obstacles.

This report was submitted by Greentech Knowledge Solutions to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and it is the result of the work carried out by the New Delhi consortium.

Solar Energy in Barcelona. The Solar Thermal Ordinance (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 12, 2010

This report prepared by the Polytechnic University in Catalunya gives the reader a complete overview of the Barcelona solar thermal ordinance, created in 2000, and the role of the Barcelona City Council in this regard.

SOLPOOL Solar Energy Use in Outdoor Swimming Pools, Cyprus (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 6, 2009

This report, made by Intelligent Europe and CRES, provides information on open-air pool heating in Cyprus and on different technologies that can be used to heat pools.

The document contains relevant information such a listing of standards related to solar thermal heating, best practises examples in Cyprus and the incentive schemes available.

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