Awareness Raising

  • Steam Turbines for Solar Thermal Power Plants (2008)

    This document from 2008 was put out by Siemens and it explains how their turbine technology can fit in concentrated solar power concepts. When surplus heat is stored in heat storage tanks, it can be used to extend the running hours on steam turbines during times without sun radiation....

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  • Cold-Climate Solar Thermal Systems (2003)

    This document from 2003 compares two solar domestic hot water heating systems in cold climates to compare the differences. The two locations that were used were Wisconsin and Massachusetts. They used the same type of solar hot water system and broke down their findings and how specific...

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  • Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (2004)

    This document was released by the International Energy Association (IEA) in 2004 to increase attention and participation for integrating solar heat into industrial processes. It also explains “medium temperature” collectors and examples of solar heat plants worldwide with their different types...

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  • IREC – 2006 Annual Report

    This is a 2006 summary by the US Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). It gives highlights in spending, incentives and rebate programs for solar thermal energy and solar PV systems.

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  • Potential for Solar Heat in Industrial Processes (2008)

    This paper from 2008 wants to highlight the potential use of solar thermal plants to provide heat for industrial applications. It reports on studies which have been carried out accross the world: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Portugal and Spain.

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  • South Africa: Workshop Discusses Market Barriers

    South Africa: Workshop Discusses Market Barriers

    Solar water heaters possess a huge potential in South Africa. “Some 100,000 houses are built every year, 30,000 homes are renovated, and about 400,000 electric geysers are replaced,” Thulani Gcabashe, head of Head of Energy Building Africa Holding, explained at the national solar water heating...
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