Policy

  • Solar Energy Technologies Program (2009)

    This two page brochure is an overview of the US Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Program. Written by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), this report summarizes the recent initiatives and strategic focus of DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Program...

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  • Guide to Solar Thermal Incentives in Washington DC (2012)

    This report from the District Department of the Environment, Washington DC’s local environmental agency, details how local citizens can use the city’s Renewable Energy Incentive Program (REIP) to receive incentives for using solar thermal systems. Further...

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  • Program Handbook: California Solar Initiative - Thermal (2012)

    This is the updated program handbook for the Thermal Program of the California Solar Initiative. It is the first update since 2010, and features revised steps for various groups to participate in the program. Further information on solar thermal incentives can be found...

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  • California Solar Initiative – Thermal, Program Handbook (2010)

    This is the Handbook for the Thermal Program of the California Solar Initiative. The Handbook covers the background and purpose of the program, what consumers and organizations can participate, and what kind of equipment and technology falls under the purview of the program....

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  • Solar Thermal Trends, Performance-Based Incentives, and RPS (2012)

    This presentation was created by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and was presented originally as a webinar. It focuses on trends in solar thermal and the implementation of solar thermal technology as part of renewable energy statewide portfolios. In 2011, the largest...

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  • Worldwide capacity of solar thermal energy greatly underestimated (2004)

    This statement was released by the International Energy Association (IEA). The IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme and major solar thermal trade associations released these new statistics in GWth, rather than square meters. They state this as the reason for the...

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  • 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...

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