This report, written by the Center for Energy and Environment Policy (CEEP) of the University of Delaware, analyses the solar thermal market in the United States and provides a review of best practices in leading states.
It gives information on the different solar thermal technologies and their applications as well as on the status of installation and the costs of solar thermal systems. A chapter is also dedicated to the federal policies and incentives in place.
This presentation on solar heat for industrial applications was given at a SOLTRAIN training course in Pretoria, by Franz Mauthner of the AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies. The first chapter of the presentation summarizes the results of part I of the design study which focused on process optimization and solar thermal integration. Part II covers the design of solar thermal systems. This section of the presentation provides an overview of the different solar thermal collector technologies and their efficiency.