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  • Current Status of Solar Thermal Power in California (2010)

    This presentation from San Diego State University reviews the status of solar thermal energy in California. Parabolic troughs, linear Fresnel, central tower receivers, and parabolic dishes are all discussed as the present solar thermal methods in California. The Rankine, Stirling, and Brayton...

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  • Solar Thermal for Industrial Uses (2011)

    This issue brief, created and distributed by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, discusses the current status of solar thermal energy and its potential in industrial applications. Taking a business approach to solar thermal heating, it addresses the potential demand...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy. An Industry Report (2008)

    This is a document providing information and comparisons between solar thermal energy and photovoltaics (PV) or fossil energy, like coal, on an industrial level. The document explores the successes and challenges faced by some major EU companies in this business area.

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  • The Renewables Market in MENA – Opportunities and Challenges (2010)

    This document produced by the law firm Freshfields provides a rich overview of the use of renewable energy sources in the Middle East and North Africa region, also known as MENA region. It includes country briefings on Saudi Arabia, UAE, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Syria and...

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  • Portugal: Ambitious National Targets for Solar Thermal

    The European renewable energy directive states an ambitious national target for Portugal: The southern European country is to reach a renewable energy share of 31 % in its total energy demand for 2020. At the same time, the government has shown a strong commitment to renewable energy...

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