Awareness Raising

  • Solar Thermal in China (2002)

    This document of the Zhejiang Energy Research Institute, from 2002, provides an overview of the evolution of solar thermal use in China, since its start in early 50s until recent days, emphasising the resolutions of both the 2000-2015 Development Plan and the five -year Plan for the New and...

  • Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group

    Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group

    Independent solar cooling specialists and lobbyists: Dr Paul Kohlenbach (left) initiated the Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group (ausSCIG) and Dr. Uli Jakob initiated the Green Chiller Association for Sorption Cooling e.V. in Europe. Together the two experts run the company Solem...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • India: Solar systems for Commonwealth Games Athletes Village

    India: Solar systems for Commonwealth Games Athletes Village

    Green Games in New Delhi: The organizing committee made a commitment to preventing environmental degradation that might be caused by the October 2010 games. It will therefore make sure that 1,360 m2 of collector area supply the Games Village with hot water.

  • Technical Requirements of Low Temperature Solar Systems (2009)

    This document produced, in 2009, by IDEA (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) in collaboration with CENSOLAR (Spanish Solar Energy Training Centre), provides an overview of the minimum technical conditions to be met by solar thermal water heating systems, covering also...

  • Alcohol Distillation by Solar Energy (1991)

    This paper from 1991, funded by the Indian Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources of the Ministry of Energy in New Delhi, reports the successful use of solar energy for the distillation of alcohol.

  • 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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