The Value of Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) in Minnesota: Solar Thermal and Minnesota Energy and Climate Goals (2013).

This study on the value of solar heating and cooling, commissioned by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, analyses how solar thermal energy can help the state in reaching the climate and energy goals of reducing greenhouse gases emissions by 80% by 2050 and relying on renewable energy to produce 25% of electricity by 2025.  In order to achieve these goals a series of measures have to be put in place, such as addressing market barriers, increasing investment in solar thermal technologies by creating or expanding incentives and innovative financial options, reducing soft costs or raising awareness.

The study addresses not only the customer market but also provides recommendations to develop solar thermal for the industrial market and district heating and cooling. 

Author:  Meister Consultants Group

Date : December 2013

Pages: 49


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