Awareness Raising

  • Solar Thermal Energy

    This report was arranged by solar-thermal and includes an overview on the benefits of solar energy. It then goes on to make a comparison between solar energy and photovoltaic energy, explaining how solar energy concentrates the light from the sun to create heat, while photovoltaic directly...

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  • Solar Water for Car Washes (2003)

    This brochure is a case study of the Sonoco Car Wash in Markham, ON Canada, and that company’s experience with solar thermal water heating. Each year, an individual car wash such as this one in Canada releases 30 tons of CO2 emissions due to the use of natural gas in their...

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  • The Brazilian Energy Initiative (2002)

    After the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, August 26-September 4, 2002, Professor José Goldemberg wrote this text to hit on a main point; renewable energy is a basic ingredient for sustainable development.

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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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  • Solar Thermal Billing Program in Florida (2006)

    This report was released by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in 2006. It breaks down the Lakeland Electric’s solar thermal billing program in Florida. In 1996, Lakeland Electric conducted a solar water heating research study that obtained positive results through...

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  • Stanwell Solar Thermal Power Project (2006)

    This paper was released by the Stanwell Corporation, University of Sydney and the University of NSW in 2006. It describes the success and implementation of the Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR) solar thermal system. The CLFR power plant concept is intended to reduce...

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