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Regional Workshop for the Transformation and Strengthening of Solar Water Heating in Latin America and the Caribbean

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 9, 2012

This workshop report summarises the regional meeting held in Chile from 22-23 June 2011 as part of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project). Organised by the Latin American Energy Association (OLADE, and regional partner for the project) together with the Chilean Ministry of Energy, the Regional Workshop looked to strengthen the network for SWH in Latin America and the Caribbean, with expert speakers and participants from nine Latin American countries.

Regional Workshop Report for the Transformation and Strengthening of Solar Water Heating in the Mediterranean

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 6, 2012

 

This report summarises the second regional meeting held as part of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project). The meeting was held from 18-19 April 2012 in Beirut, Lebanon. The event was coordinated by the Renewable Energy Division of OME in cooperation with the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, UNEP and UNDP. It gathered 50 experts from 10 Mediterranean countries for knowledge sharing across the two day programme. This report summarises the presentations made across the opening and thematic sessions.

Market Assessment of Solar Water Heating Systems in Five Potential States/NCR Region (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 6, 2012

This report is a deliverable of the “Global Solar Water Heating Transformation and Strengthening Initative”, jointly funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Copper Association. In India, the commitment for SWH deployment has been supported by the government’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

Solar Heat for Industrital Process Technical Report. State of the Art in the Mediterranean Region

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 9, 2012

The objective of this technical report is to provide an overview of the state of the art of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP), to describe the main technologies existing worldwide, particularly in the Mediterranean, and give recommendations aimed at supporting the spread of this technology. Although there is a very limited penetration of solar technologies in the industrial sector, there is a great untapped potential.

Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH)

Submitted by Nigel Cotton on February 9, 2012

Generally composed of solar thermal collectors, solar water heaters provide a simple, cost-effective, and sustainable means of heating water for domestic and other uses.  In addition to reducing green house gas emissions, solar water heating (SWH) offers a host of potential benefits to both individuals and governments seeking to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.  In countries where energy demands are exceeding capacity, SWH can reduce pressure on the national power system and diminish pollution produced by conventional energy sources.  Economic benefits include enhanced employment opportunities and the creation of small- and medium-sized SWH businesses.  The development of such business could, in turn, lead to improved product quality.

While active promotion of SWH in selected countries has resulted in very high rates, so far, relatively few countries have benefited from this technology. Consequently, there are still significant opportunities for promoting SWH in the countries that have not yet profited from this technology.

Initial Market Assessment Report North Africa & Middle East (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 7, 2012

This report is one of the deliverables of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project), co-executed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and funded by the Global Environnemental Fund with co-financing of International Copper Association.

Given the focus on the Mediterranean basin, the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME) was chosen as the regional partner of this project. The objective of the report is to provide the existing status and overview of solar water heating (SWH) industry in the country with respect to the solar energy applicability for water heating applications, achieved or installed capacities, supportive institutional and policy frameworks.

Solar Water Heating Regional Market Assessment Report on Latin America

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 3, 2012

This regional market assessment report focuses on six countries: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua and Peru.

After analysing the solar water heating (SWH) market status (demand, supply, costs and economic and financial incentives) in the respective countries, this report gives a detailed account of the political and institutional framework for the SWH market. It subsequently offers an analysis of the gaps and barriers in each country, alongside a set of suggestions that would improve present conditions.

Solar Water Heating Financial Modeling Tool for Domestic Hot Water

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 27, 2012

The SWH Financial Modelling Tool is a spread-sheet modelling tool which can be used to calculate the life cycle cost savings of a Solar Water Heater (SWH) unit and the national monetary benefits and energy savings of installing multiple SWHs systems.

Non-Conventional Energy Sources in Colombia (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 20, 2012

This is the presentation of Mr. Henry Zapata from the Colombian Government during the UNEP (United National Environment Programme) Regional Workshop jointly held with OLADE (the Latin American Energy Organization) in Chile (June 2011) about the UN-funded project Solar Water Heating Transformation and Strengthening Initiative.

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