Policy

  • Present and Future: Solar Thermal in the US (2009)

    This presentation analyzes the state of the solar thermal market in the US in 2008. It was first presented at the 2009 Solar Thermal Roadmap Symposium hosted by the Solar Energy Industries Association.

    In the presentation pie charts are used to show how the US solar thermal market had...

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  • Solar Water Heating with Low-Cost Plastic Systems (2012)

    This document was published by the Federal Energy Management Program of the US Department of Energy. It focuses on how federal buildings can meet their renewable energy targets laid out by federal law with cost effective solar thermal water heating systems, included new...

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  • 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,...

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  • Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Commercial Program (2011)

    This document was created and published by Zapotec Energy, and provides information on MassCEC’s solar thermal water heating incentive program for commercial applications. It is emblematic of how private companies are utilizing incentives to further develop the market for solar thermal....

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  • Lebanon: Municipalities of Tyre Discuss Solar Obligation Pilot Project

    Lebanon: Municipalities of Tyre Discuss Solar Obligation Pilot Project

    The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) has organised a consultation meeting with the Union of Tyre Municipalities (UOTM) to discuss the implementation of a solar ordinance in the south of Lebanon. The workshop took place in the Platinum Hotel in the city of Tyre on 9 May...
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  • Solar Hot Water Pilot Program Evaluation (2012)

    This report comes from The Electric and Gas Program Administrators of Massachusetts. It is an evaluation of the successes of the National Grid’s Solar Hot Water (SHW) Pilot Program in brining solar thermal water heating to low-income residential neighborhoods in...

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  • Life Cycle Considerations for Solar Energy Technologies (2011)

    This document was created and published by Maxwell K. Micali of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). It provides an overview of various life cycle considerations as they apply to the use of solar energy technologies.

    According to the...

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  • Frontrunner in Solar Obligations in Africa

    Frontrunner in Solar Obligations in Africa

    The government of the East-African country approved the so-called Energy (Solar Water Heating) Regulations 2012, which were gazetted on 25 May that year. The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is implementing a number of measures to support the implementation of the ordinance. ...
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  • Ithaca Park & Recreational Facility (2012)

    This case study was created by plumbing equipment manufacturer Frank P. Langley Co. It reports on a solar thermal installation for the Parks and Recreational Facility of the city of Ithaca, NY.

    Eight collectors connected to two 240 gallon tanks were...

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