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  • Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Program (2010)

    This factsheet comes from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. It provides information on the Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Program, and is targeted at residents and homeowners in Massachusetts.

    Massachusetts has a rebate program for those who install...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy Technology and Market Trends (2010)

    This presentation was created by Frank Proske, the Market Development Manager for Renewables at A.O. Smith Water Products Co. in Pennsylvania, USA.  The focus of the presentation is on the evolution and current state of various solar thermal technologies and the...

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  • Introduction to Thermal Solar Solutions (2009)

    This presentation was created by American Water Heaters, a manufacturer of water heater products. It explains the current state of the solar thermal market and American Water Heater’s reasons and tactics for entering the market.

    The presentation is broken down into five sections. The first...

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  • 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...

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  • Solar Thermal Industry National Status and Projections (2011)

    This presentation discusses the current status of solar thermal energy in the United States and its projected future for the next 5-10 years. Focusing on solar water heating (SWH) systems and solar pool heating (SPH) systems, this presentation touches on both residential and...

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  • Spanish Decree on Grants for Solar Thermal Projects (2008)

    This document, from the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning, is an example of legislation setting rules for grants to boost the development of renewable energies, biomass and solar thermal in the Spanish Region of Murcia. This piece of legislation goes through all the...

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  • Chile plans Tax Credits for Housing Developers

    A new bill by the Chilean government offers sweeping incentives to low income families and housing developers when purchasing solar water heaters. The chamber of deputies’ Finance Committee approved the draft in November of 2008 and it is now on its way to be approved by...

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  • Renewable Energy Technology Roadmap up to 2020

    Published in January 2007, by EREC (European Renewable Energy Council), the document shows the ambitions of the European Renewable Energy Industry to reach the EU targets for 2020 for different sectors, including electricity, heating & cooling, and biofuels.
    It provides roadmaps for each sector, predicting its development and the conditions under which progress can be made.

    Nowadays, in the EU-25, fossil fuels contribute to almost 80 % of the primary energy demand. The target of 20% renewable energy use by 2020 seems to be quite challenging, especially if the appropriate legal framework and incentives are not put in place.

    This EREC report estimates that the contribution to the total primary energy demand will only be roughly 8% in 2010, slightly more than 12% in 2020 and only 12% in 2030 which is very far away from any target set. As for the energy supply, scenarios are more positive: 21% in 2020 if the policy developments and instruments continue progressing.

    If different and specific targets were set, then it would be easier to achieve the given targets. According to EREC, the Renewable Energy roadmap should consist of an overall target for 2020, followed by targets for the different sectors (electricity, heating/cooling, biofuels). Setting up individual targets for the different sectors would fasten the process, given that not all sectors are in the same stage of development.

    As what regards the solar thermal market, this report estimates that more funding on R&D would enable a broader adoption of solar thermal solutions for heating, cooling and storage.

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