Solar Thermal Power

  • Thematic Review of GEF-Financed Solar Thermal Projects (2001)

    This paper reports the developments of four projects financed by the UN Global Environment Facility (GEF) in India, Morocco, Mexico and Egypt. The GEF chose those countries to develop solar thermal power technology as it has shown to be one of the most cost efficient options for renewable bulk...

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  • TREE Project – CSP Seminars in South Africa (2009)

    The TREE Project (Transfer Renewable Energy & Efficiency), run by the Renewables Academy (RENAC) in Berlin aims to promote capacity building and know-how transfer in renewable energies (RE), energy efficiency (EE) and climate protection for both decision makers from politics and business,...

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  • Modelling of a Solar Thermal Reactor for Hydrogen Generation (2006)

    This 2006 research paper addresses the potential of solar thermal in the generation of hydrogen. In this application, the solar heat can be used directly for water splitting without the additional step of electricity generation. The researchers have developed a model to predict temperatures...

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  • Concentrating Solar Power: Clean Energy for the Electric Grid (2008)

    This 2008 document from the US based Center on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness looks in particular into the value chain of CSP. The industry structure is illustrated through a general CSP value chain but also a more complete value chain with company information is provided....

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  • Report - National Workshop on Solar Thermal Power Generation (2008)

    This is a report from the 2008 Indian national workshop on solar thermal power generation. The workshop was sponsored by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and discussed various issues related to solar thermal generation in India.

    The report recognises that India faces a...

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  • Overview of Solar Thermal Technologies (1999)

    This document, from 1999, provides an overview of key solar thermal applications - parabolic troughs, power towers and dish/engine systems - their characteristics, the kind of application they are best suited for, system performance, technologic comparison, together with a cost vs. value...

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  • Solar Power from Europe’s Sun Belt (2009)

    This 2009 document is the contribution from ESTELA (European Solar Thermal Electricity Association) to the European Commission’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan. The report gives a good overview of the strategic benefits of focusing on solar thermal and connects it with its socio-economic...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy in Iran (2005)

    This document from 2005 looks into the potential of solar thermal development for Iran. Although Iran has a very high level of incoming global radiation, the use of solar energy in general is very low. One of the key-obstacles for solar thermal is the low level of energy prices. This can be...

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