The report was prepared by Franz Mauthner and Werner Weiss of AEE INTEC in the framework of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) of the International Energy Agency (IEA). This report gives a detailed overview of the solar thermal market evolution by the end of 2012 in 58 countries, representing 95 % of the overall market worldwide.
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 and the Global Environment Fund (GEF) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
This presentation was given by Sunmark Solutions’ Leo Holm at the International Solar District Heating Conference, held from 3-4 June in Hamburg, Germany. The speaker explains how his company built a large scale solar plant, the Pampa Elvira Solar Project, on one of CODELCO’s mining operations in Gabriela Mistral in the middle of the Atacama desert in Chile where weather conditions can be extreme.
On 13 June 2014, Hannes Bauer, Solar Thermal Program Manager at ECREEE, ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, gave a workshop in Cabo Verde on the new ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Solar Thermal Energy Program.
The 1st part of the presentation focuses on the global market growth of solar thermal collectors, showing that from 2000 to 2010 the market has increased steadily by 20% each year. It also shows that West African States were not participating during that period.