(Brussels, 2 October 2014) Solarthermalworld.org, the global knowledge-based web portal on the international solar thermal industry, and the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) today started a collaboration to increase visibility of the valuable research carried out by the IEA SHC on solar thermal energy.
In its effort to rely more and more on solar thermal energy and increase the use of Concentrated Solar Technologies (CST), the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has implemented a project, supported by the UNPD/GEF, which aims at developing material and component specifications of 6 standards CSTs as reference document for maintaining quality in the field by manufacturers. The Ministry has launched a request for proposal and published a bid document.
This presentation was given by Dr. A.K. Singhal of the Indian Ministry of New & Renewable Energy at the 3rd Indo-German Energy Symposium in Delhi in May 2012. The speaker provides a detailed overview of the various solar thermal technologies already available or still under development in India. The presentation focuses on Solar Water Heating (SWH), Solar Air Heating, Process Heat and Solar Cooling. SHW is well developed in India and in 2012 5.10 million m² of collectors had already been installed, with the objective to reach 18.7 million by 2022.
The IEA SHC annual statistics report, Solar Heat Worldwide, provides data from 58 countries, representing more than 63% of the world's population and over 95% of the global solar thermal market. The 2014 edition reports on 2012 data. With a growth of 9.4% in 2012, the installed capacity of solar collectors reached 269 GWth.
This guide was written as part of the Global Solar Water Heating (GSWH) Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative, which is the result of a joint collaboration between the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation, the International Copper Association and the Global Environment Fund (GEF) of