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Solar Thermal Trends, Performance-Based Incentives, and RPS (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This presentation was created by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and was presented originally as a webinar. It focuses on trends in solar thermal and the implementation of solar thermal technology as part of renewable energy statewide portfolios. In 2011, the largest growth in the use of residential solar thermal water heating took place in Hawaii. However, there was also steady growth in commercial use in states such as California.

Thermoelectric: Direct Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This report was arranged by Terry M. Tritt (Clemson University, USA), Harald Böttner (Fraunhofer Institut für Physikalische ebtechnik, Germany), and Lidong Chen (China Academy of Sciences, China). The report provides a brief history and overview on the field of thermoelectricity, along with the present and future uses of thermoelectricity and the benefits it could provide for third world countries. The topic is depicted through text, mathematical equations, and graphs.

SOLAR THERMAL ELECTRICITY AS THE PRIMARY REPLACEMENT FOR COAL AND OIL IN U.S. GENERATION AND TRANSPORTATION (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This report was arranged by Chairman David R. Mills and Chief Development Officer Robert G. Morgan of Ausra, Inc. in 2008. The report encourages people to look into solar thermal electricity as a healthier alternative to fossil fuels and oil in supplying energy for transportation.

Although solar thermal electricity had been very expensive to conduct at one time, the price for this technology is now decreasing.

Solar Thermal Power: The Seamless Solar Link to the Conventional Power World (2000)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This report was arranged by Renewable Energy World. The report provides explanations behind the need for solar thermal power as an energy source. Four different options for solar thermal conversion are explained including the parabolic trough or solar farm, solar central receiver or power tower, trough power plants, and power tower plants.

COMPETITIVE SOLAR THERMAL POWER STATIONS UNTIL 2010 - THE CHALLENGE OF MARKET INTRODUCTION (1998)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This report was arranged by Franz Trieb, from the German Aerospace Center in 1998. The report looks into an alterative option for the world’s electricity market. Solar thermal power stations based on parabolic trough concentrating collectors could serve as a viable competitor.

In order to make this plan appealing to investors, it must possess three important attributes which are an acceptable technology, profit, and financial risk.

Solar Thermal Energy

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This report was arranged by solar-thermal and includes an overview on the benefits of solar energy. It then goes on to make a comparison between solar energy and photovoltaic energy, explaining how solar energy concentrates the light from the sun to create heat, while photovoltaic directly converts the sun’s light into electricity.

 

The Brazilian Energy Initiative (2002)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

After the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, August 26-September 4, 2002, Professor José Goldemberg wrote this text to hit on a main point; renewable energy is a basic ingredient for sustainable development.

He writes a bit about the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) and compares OECD countries’ energy habits with those of other countries.  He also points out problems with the proposal set forth at the WSSD and has numerous graphs to help analyze most given data. 

Solar Thermal Power Generation A Bibliography with Abstracts (1977)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This Quarterly update from January – March 1977, prepared by the Energy Information Program of the Technology Application Center, was written at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Among other topics like legal and political implications, this document includes comparisons to other forms of energy in relation to solar thermal power.  There are also updates on innovations in solar thermal power generation process such as direct hydrogen production.

CoSEIA Suggested Solar Thermal Permit Submittal Guidelines for Colorado (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This document is intended to help Cities, Counties and the entire State of Colorado understand Solar Heat.  In order for there to be a growth in the Solar Industry, these jurisdictions must be informed on how new solar technology will work with older solar technology.

 

Clean Energy Action Plan Towards 50/50 by 2020 in the Bega Valley Shire (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

Clean Energy for Eternity, Inc. provides this thirty-seven page document to promote and stimulate relevant bodies to take appropriate action to reduce energy use and develop local clean energy generation projects.  The use of solar energy is a large portion of what the Clean Energy working group suggests as these “appropriate actions”.

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