This document was presented at the ECOWAS Solar Thermal Energy Capacity Building and Demonstration Programme conference held on 13 and 14 June 2014 in Praia, Cape Verde. The presentation was made by Ababacar Thiam from the Applied Energetics Laboratory of the Polytechnic Superior School of Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal.
The document provides an overview of the situation of solar thermal energy in Senegal. It illustrates the various uses of solar thermal systems in this country (production of sanitary hot water, drying fruits and fishes, solar cooling, solar cooking, desalination) and the experiences, works and research areas of the Polytechnic School concerning solar thermal energy.
The presentation identifies absence of coherent national strategy, high investment costs and lack of exploitation of the results of research as the key barriers to the deployment of solar thermal energy in Senegal. Finally, it analyses needs and expectations and provides suggestions to disseminate solar thermal energy in Senegal.
Author: Ababacar Thiam
Date: June 2014
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