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QualiCert Manual (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 5, 2011

This manual is one of the deliverable of the QualiCert project started in July 2009 which obliges Member States to develop and mutually recognize certification or equivalent qualification schemes for installers of small-scale renewable energy systems (solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, heat pumps, etc.) by December 2012.

CERN’s Ultra High Vacuum Flat Plate Solar Collector Markets and Applications (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 4, 2011

This is a presentation from the CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) about solar thermal technologies and applications.

The presentation reviews the different market applications (hot water and heating, space heating and cooling, desalination, pool heating, industrial processes and electricity production). It also gives data on the European energy market and the market share of the different solar technologies. The document indicates the market drivers for solar thermal and the forecasts for the coming years.


Solar Thermal Technology Research and Development (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 14, 2011

This is a presentation from Dr Ashvini Kumar, Director of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India.

It provides an overview about main market applications of solar thermal energy: solar heating, solar cooking, cooling, drying, industrial process heat, etc. The presentation also touches upon issues such as R&D policies and the main pillars of the Indian government’ strategy on this regard.

Lastly the presentation refers some projects involving these technologies which are under implementation in Bombay, Bangalore, Udaipur and New Delhi.

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).

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