Awareness Raising

  • Federal Solar Energy Incentives – FAQ (2009)

    This document was part of the Solar Energy Industries Association Guide to Federal Incentives for Solar Energy published in 2009. It goes over common questions for the consumer regarding federal rebates and incentives. Questions range from claiming rebates from...

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  • Green Energy Ohio Solar Thermal Rebate Program (2009)

    This page covers the rebates and incentives set up by Green Energy Ohio (GEO) in 2009. GEO is a nonprofit organization that promotes the economic and environmentally sustainable energy policies in Ohio, and also serves as the Ohio Chapter for the American Solar Energy Society...

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  • A Homebuilder’s Guide to Going Solar (2008)

    This guide helps homebuilders make the decision to go solar for their customers. They discuss the economics and costs of installing a solar thermal or solar electric system to why their customers would prefer a solar hot water heating system. When included in a new house, the...

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  • Solar Thermal Community Action – Canada (2008)

    This is an action manual presented by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) presented in 2008. The manual follows an agenda which starts with the solar thermal basics and applications and moves on to why solar thermal energy can succeed in Canada. It mentions the...

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  • A Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plant Simulation Model (2003)

    This report was released by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 2003. It provides an overview of the Parabolic Trough model with details regarding performance, cost and economic assessment of design and technology variations. They compare modeled parabolic...

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  • Case Study on Measures to Support Solar Water Heating (2007)

    This paper was prepared by the research center, LEPII, and the World Energy Council in 2007. The report breaks down the total installation capacity, worldwide and identifies the largest installing countries in the world by per capita, cost and total systems. It also includes...

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  • The Challenge of Solar Thermal Forecasting (2009)

    This report was prepared by the company Bright Source and submitted to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The report draws conclusions on solar thermal forecasting, based on several factors including sun position, solar field design, thermal mass/inertia issues, operating...

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