Awareness Raising

  • 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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  • 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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