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Solar Thermal Power 2020: Exploiting the Heat from the Sun to Combat Climate Change (2003)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This study is a product of a partnership between the European Solar Thermal Industry Association and Greenpeace.  It provides information on the current state of solar thermal technology, and develops a scenario for where the solar thermal market could be by the year 2020.

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.

Introduction to Thermal Solar Solutions (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 7, 2015

This presentation was created by American Water Heaters, a manufacturer of water heater products. It explains the current state of the solar thermal market and American Water Heater’s reasons and tactics for entering the market.

The presentation is broken down into five sections. The first section, “Market Transformation”, looks at the reasons why the solar thermal sector currently looks promising, such as the high price of gasoline, increasing demand for renewables and government incentive programs.

Debating the Way to a Mediterranean Solar Plan (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 10, 2012

This is a presentation from Dr. Albrecht Kaupp (MED-EMIP Team Leader) during the “MENA Energized: Regional Challenges to "Green the Power" Sector” event held in June in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. It was jointly organized by the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Euro Mediterranean Energy Market Integration Project (MED-EMIP).

Technology Review and Selection of CSP and Desalination Configurations (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 20, 2011

This Final Report is the deliverable of Work Package (WP1) from the MED-CSD Project. Designed to assess combined solar power and desalination plants’ technico-economic potential in Mediterranean Partner countries, it was a project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). It ran between June 2008 and June 2010.

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.

Training Course on Solar District Heating (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 23, 2011

This document comprises training material developed in the framework of the SDHtake-off project with the support of Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. It has been designed as a “pool” of information to be used by all training organizations. It gives a broad overview of the solar thermal technologies employed for district heating, their characteristics as well as the legislative and technical requirements that are applicable in the EU.

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