Mexico

  • Solar Water Heating Techscope Market Readiness Assessment Report and Analysis Tool

     The Solar Water Heating TechScope Market Readiness Assessment Report (SWH TechScope Report) was developed under the Global Solar Water Heating (GSWH) Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative, a joint initiative undertaken by the United Nations...

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  • Mexico: Captasol to Enter Industrial Solar Drying Market

    Since 2006, Captasol has been a Mexican manufacturer of solar dryers used in the agricultural sector. Now, eight years later, the solar thermal collector producer is about to offer its first solar air-heating systems to the industrial market. The company claims that its solar air-drying...
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  • Study on Good Practices for Solar Water Heating in Multifamily Housing

    This study analyses technological and social barriers against the use of solar water heating (SWH) systems and compile the best practice to select and take decisions on the design of a SWH system. Possible barriers are divided into 5 groups (hydraulic installations, entitlement to sunshine,...

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  • Mexico: ANES to Provide National Solar Market Statistics

    Since 2010, there have been no official figures on the real size of Mexico’s solar thermal market. The national solar energy association, ANES, is now carrying out an ambitious survey to show just how much solar thermal and photovoltaic capacity has been installed in the country....
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  • 38th National Week of Solar Energy, Querétaro

    The 38th National Week of Solar Energy (XXXVIII Semana Nacional de Energía Solar) will be held in conjunction with the IX Latin American Congress in Querétaro, Mexico, from 6 to 10 October 2014. The event is organized by the National Solar Energy Association (ANES). Researchers,...
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  • Mexico: Country Plans Compulsory Standard for Solar Thermal

    In November, the last ISES Solar World Congress 2013 in Cancún, Mexico, offered a diverse range of topics. With regard to solar thermal energy in Mexico, the most outstanding piece of news was the announcement of a new standard planned by the National Commission for Energy Efficiency,...

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  • COPANT: One Common Standard - Better than 31 Different Ones?

    To date, solar thermal energy has been a largely unregulated technology in Latin America. Most of the countries in the region are suffering from nationalised, uncoordinated and sometimes insufficient quality standards. This lack of agreement is hindering the development of a shared and...

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  • Mexico: Fight for New Incentives

    Mexico’s solar thermal programme Procalsol restarted in August 2013. The Procalsol working group of renewable energy industry association FAMERAC (Fabricantes Mexicanos en las Energías Renovables) is currently lobbying to establish new incentives, a unified national quality standard and...

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  • 37. National Week of Solar Energy, Cancun

    The 37th National Week of Solar Energy (XXXVII Semana Nacional de Energía Solar) will be held in conjunction with the Solar World Congress (SWC) in Cancun, Mexico, from 31 October to 2 November. The event is organized by the National Solar Energy Association (ANES). Researchers, scholars...

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  • Costa Rica: Small Market but Prestigious Large-Scale Projects

    Costa Rica’s local solar thermal industry has been getting organised: The Solar Energy Association of Costa Rica, Acesolar, was officially founded last year. In early 2013, all formal issues were resolved and Acesolar was able to start working. Currently, the association has around...

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  • Trinidad and Tobago: Government’s Solar Thermal System Quality Push

    The highly gas-dependent island state of Trinidad and Tobago off the coast of Venezuela is beginning to add renewable energies in its energy mix. Solar thermal technology has been profiting from several types of tax incentives since the beginning of 2011 and has also been part of the...

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