• Germany: Solar Heating and Cooling Created 11,400 Jobs

    Germany: Solar Heating and Cooling Created 11,400 Jobs

    The solar thermal industry created about 11,400 jobs in Germany in 2013, according to a comprehensive job study called Employment by the renewable sector in Germany. Development and operation, today and tomorrow financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and...
  • Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians in California (2010)

    This is a California Occupational Guide produced and published by the The California Employment Development Department - Labor Market Information Division with a grant from the United States Department of Labor. It provides potential solar thermal installers and technicians on...

  • DOE Solar Water Heating Market Expansion Workshop (2007)

    This document was created and published by Jane Weismann of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. It reports on different efforts focused on expanding the workforce and accreditations of solar thermal and solar energy installers. The North America Board of Certified Energy...

  • U.S. Solar Market & Federal Policy Update (2011)

    This presentation was created by Justin Baca and Scott Hennessey of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). It provides an overview of the current state of the US solar market, with a focus on solar thermal on pages 13-17; and an overview of US Federal Policy towards...

  • Solar Trends in Canada: Linking Demand to the Supply Chain (2010)

    This document was created and published by David Eisenbud of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).  It reports on Canada’s energy situation and how solar thermal fits into the mix. Canada does not have a comprehensive national renewable energy plan,...

  • Solar Thermal Education and Training (2011)

    This presentation was created by Nick Hylla, Executive Director of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. It takes a look at the current solar thermal market and how more and better solar thermal training initiatives could speed market deployment. Thanks to recognition of...

  • NABCEP Solar Heating Programs (2011)

    This presentation was created by Tehri Parker of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). It provides information on a few of their programs which train workers for solar thermal heating installation.

    The NABCEP Solar Heating Installer Certification is a...

  • Solar Heating Entry Level Learning Objectives (2011)

    This following is a document from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) that lays out potential “Learning Objectives” for an entry level solar thermal installer certification course. The document identifies 6 main areas of learning, and gives an outline...

  • Beacon Solar Energy Project (2008)

    This brochure is an overview of a solar thermal project undertaken by Next Era Energy Resources, which is a solar energy company operating in the United States of America and Canada.

    This proposal presents the company’s plan for the Beacon Solar Energy...

  • Colorado Solar Thermal Roadmap (2012)

    This document presents a roadmap and strategy for developing the solar thermal market in Colorado and positioning the state as a leader in the research and development of solar thermal hot water heating technologies. It was developed by the Solar Thermal Alliance of Colorado...

  • Austria: Number of new Jobs in the Solar Thermal Sector underestimated

    Austria: Number of new Jobs in the Solar Thermal Sector underestimated

    The Austrian government seems to underestimate the number of jobs which the solar thermal sector could create over the next ten years. In the “Masterplan green jobs” published in October 2010, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Environment estimates that around 66,000 new jobs are going...

  • Potential for Solar Heat in Industrial Processes (2008)

    This paper from 2008 wants to highlight the potential use of solar thermal plants to provide heat for industrial applications. It reports on studies which have been carried out accross the world: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Portugal and Spain.

    The report states...


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