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Building a Solar Future – Recovering America’s Homes, Businesses and Industry with Solar Energy (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 16, 2015

This report was put out in 2010 by Environment America Research & Police Center. The basis of this report is America’s potential and how the goal should be set to obtain 10 percent or more total energy consumption from the sun by 2030 using solar technology. Technologies described to accomplish this include: concentrating solar power, solar water heaters, solar space heating/cooling, and passive solar design. Through the use of these technologies, it can affect homes, businesses, transportation and entire communities.

Concentrated Solar Power – Focusing the sun’s energy for large-scale power generation (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 15, 2015

This fact sheet was written by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute in 2009. The document starts with a brief background on solar thermal energy and then describes the different types of solar thermal systems (parabolic trough, linear fresnal reflectors, dish/engine, power tower). It covers nighttime generation and how systems use supplemental fuels or thermal storage. The “Water and Land Impacts” section discusses land requirements for single rooftop systems to large power tower systems and water usage.

Solar Thermal Community Action – Canada (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 15, 2015

This is an action manual presented by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) presented in 2008. The manual follows an agenda which starts with the solar thermal basics and applications and moves on to why solar thermal energy can succeed in Canada. It mentions the best economic choices for commercial and residential solar thermal systems and includes a solar resource assessment chart. This displays a map that is color-coded for the amount of solar radiation annually in Canada.

Building a Solar Future – Recovering America’s Homes, Businesses and Industry with Solar Energy (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 22, 2015

This report was put out in 2010 by Environment America Research & Police Center. The basis of this report is America’s potential and how the goal should be set to obtain 10 percent or more total energy consumption from the sun by 2030 using solar technology.

Solar Thermal Mayo Energy Agency Ltd. (Date no Specified)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 6, 2015

Since the beginning of time, the sun has been the source of energy and life on earth. It is a huge nuclear reactor, at 6,000 ºC, which provides our planet with heat and light. A solar water heater is an efficient and reliable technology that converts sunlight into heat to produce your hot water.  Solar thermal technology is for water heating. Active space (or air) heating for large buildings can also be achieved by solar ventilation systems.

Guidelines for Determining the Tax Credit for Investing in Renewable Energy Property (2014)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on October 7, 2014

This document provides information and guidelines on tax credits resulting from investing in renewable energies in North Carolina. It provides a legislative background of the issue dating back to 1999 as well as punctual information on credit ceilings, definitions, eligibility, requirements, frequently asked questions and tax credit amount for each type of renewable energy considered.

The Emergence of a Regulatory Framework in the MENA Region. Perspective from the Maghreb Countries (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 19, 2011

This presentation was delivered by Mr. Rafik Missaoui, a Tunisian Energy expert, during the “MENA Energized: Regional Challenges to "Green the Power" Sector” event held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The event was jointly organized by the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Euro Mediterranean Energy Market Integration Project (MED-EMIP).

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.

Potential of Solar Thermal in Europe (2009)

Submitted by Hans Craen on October 23, 2009

This report from 2009 has been commissioned by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and looks into the potential of solar thermal in the European Union. The objective of the study is to provide the European Commission and the Members States with information on how solar thermal energy can contribute to reach the renewable energy target.

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