This 2009 paper underlines the overall benefits of solar power especially when considered as part of a country or region's energy generation options mix. In addition to listing the available technologies, the document also looks into the economics of solar thermal and provides a summary...
Australia is pushing solar: The solar water heater market profit from the banning of electric water heaters in new homes. Photo: Rheem
New testing facility: Peter Garrett (right), Australian Environment Minister, officially inaugurated the solar testing facility at the University of South Australia’s Sustainable Energy Industry Support Centre in April. Photo: University of South Australia
- The ANZSES's annual conferences have reputation for bringing together professionals from all energy-related sectors, from Australia and Overseas, to meet and exchange new ideas, and discuss the latest developments in the area of clean energy technologies. The Solar09 conference will be a major...
This document, published in 2006, provides an overview of the available solar thermal technologies in Australia. Starting with underlining the potential Australia has in solar thermal development, the document also concludes that Australia has a low market penetration of only 5%.
The new subsidy programme of the government of Mauritius has been a successful one. More than 4,000 solar water heaters have received a subsidy of 10,000 Mauritius Rupee (MUR), approximately € 279, by the Development Bank of Mauritius (DBM) since August 2008. The target for the first year of...
Eurosun 2008 took place in Lisbon from 7th to 10th of October. Photo: Joachim Berner
The German Office for Foreign Trade (BFAI) offers a wide range of useful information about business opportunities including international tenders.
Activity: Installation of cycle/solar thermal power and...
- The Asia Pacific Regional International Solar Energy Society Conference 2008 (ISES-AP-08) is the premier conference in the Asia-Pacific region in 2008 on the topic of renewable energy. This region is pivotal to the further growth of the industry both in terms of manufacture and markets.
2006 was an extremely satisfying year for the global solar thermal industry. According to the new study “Solar Heat Worldwide. Markets and contribution to the Energy Supply 2006” on behalf of IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme the new installations grew 22 % in 2006. The authors from...
By far the largest solar thermal market in the world according to newly installed solar thermal capacity per year is China. In 2008, around 21 GWth (30 million m2) were sold in China, which was around 80 % of the world global solar thermal market.
In Europe, Germany – the second biggest market in the world – is dominating. With its newly installed capacity of 1.13 GWth (1,615,000 m2) in 2009, the country reached a market share of 38 % within Europe.
Position three is held by Turkey, a dynamic solar thermal market which is estimated at 785 MWth ( 1,120,000 m2).
Besides these front-runners, India, Brazil, Israel, Austria, Greece, USA, Japan, France, Italy, Spain and Australia are countries which reached a market volume of greater than 70 MWth (100,000 m2) in 2007.
Solarenergie 2007, Study by the Swiss bank Sarasin, November 2008 (Only available in German)
Solar thermal Markets in Europe. Trends and Market Statistics 2009, Study by European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), June 2009 (see the following link)