developing countries

  • DIY Serpentine Solar Water Heating (2009)

    This design manual was created by the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group, which focuses on fostering sustainable growth in developing countries. This specific project is the serpentine solar water heating system.

    The serpentine solar water heating system design uses the thermo-...

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  • CSP Deployment in Mexico (2012)

    This presentation was created and published by Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad. It provides information on the current state of utility development in Mexico, and how Comision Federal de Electricidad is planning on using solar thermal power to fill in existing gaps.

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  • Belo Horizonte's Steps Towards a New Solar Energy Legislation (2010)

    This case study was written by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. It focuses on the city of Belo Horizonte, which is the capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, and recaps their experience in passing a solar thermal hot water heating system mandate...

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  • Financing Solar Energy in Costa Rica: Case Studies (2011)

    This document provides information on the Costa Rican Institute for Electricity’s (ICE) efforts to bring modern energy resources to the, largely rural, 2% of the Costa Rican population whom live off the grid. An essential component of these efforts involved brining...

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  • Analysis of the Potential Solar Energy Market in the Caribbean (2010)

    This document was created and published by the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP). It reports on the potential of the solar energy market in the Caribbean; focusing on solar thermal on pages 17, 34, 45, 52, and in general throughout.

    The Barbados is a world leader...

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  • Solar Industrial Process Heat (2011)

    This 2011 presentation gives an overview of the industrial process heat market, and outlines the barriers and obstacles to further growth. Although low- and high-temperature solar thermal applications have now long been developed, the presentation notes that medium-...

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  • A Viable CDM Model for Solar Water Heating (2008)

    This report was commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and examines how to establish a viable and profitable Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) model for Solar Water Heating (SWH). The CDM is a UN Climate Change Council initiative whereby emission...

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