This document was prepared by Steven Forrester for DMA Engineering and discusses the problems with Geothermal (Ground Source Heat Pumps) and offers a solution. Use solar thermal in correlation with geothermal in a hybrid model.
The advantages of a hybrid model are that both systems are renewable energy systems, both do not use fossil fuels at the point of use, and there is outstanding synergy between the two technologies maximizing efficiency during summer and winter seasons.
This is a brochure from the ProSTO Project, an EU funded project aimed at supporting European local authorities in planning, developing, introducing and managing efficient solar thermal ordinances (STOs).
This report prepared by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation let us know about the solar thermal market evolution in 2009.
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This report has been arranged by the TECH4DCM (2008-2009) project which is financed by FP6 (European Union Sixth Framework Programme). This EU Project focuses on promoting solar thermal energy and is being carried out in five countries: Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. The project’s primary goal is the promotion of renewable and efficient energy technologies, paying special attention to overcoming technological barriers.
This report was compiled by Ray Dracker of Solar Millennium LLC and Klaus-Jergen Riffelmann of Flagsol for California’s Integrated Energy Policy Workshop in July of 2008.
The presentation focuses on the different types of solar energy storage and how they can improve solar plants. Because of the unpredictable nature of the amount of solar radiation available for solar power plants, storage is a necessary tool in ensuring the reliability and cost-effectiveness of solar energy.
This is the final report of the EU funded project East-GSR (2006-2008), created to support the development of the solar thermal market in 5 Eastern European countries (Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia). One of the main objectives of the project was to promote the performance guarantee approach for large solar thermal systems focusing on the example of the Guaranteed Solar Results (GSR) contract. The project was coordinated by the French Energy Agency ADEME.