This presentation discusses the current status of solar thermal energy in the United States and its projected future for the next 5-10 years. Focusing on solar water heating (SWH) systems and solar pool heating (SPH) systems, this presentation touches on both residential and commercial uses for solar thermal energy. It also delves into the different renewable energy programs from each state including which states provide rebates and incentives for using solar thermal energy.
With the European market as a reference, this report highlights growth patterns and business opportunities that may arise for the United States in the upcoming years. The market potential is also discussed as residential and commercial opportunities steadily increase. Third party ownership is also talked about and how this trend should grow in the future. Finally, it discusses efficiencies that have been found in design, labor and structural costs.
Author: William Guiney
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