The British Department of Energy and Climate Change has issued a guidance document on the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) program which is expected to be launched in the spring of 2014. This program is a financial support scheme for renewable heat, such as air source heat pumps, biomass systems, ground source heat pumps and solar thermal energy. The financial aid will be paid to the owner of the heating system for a period of seven years.
This report issued by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) gives an overview of the evolution of the solar energy market in Canada until 2025. The report covers both the solar photovoltaic and the solar thermal sectors.
For the solar thermal sector, CanSIA believes that by 2025 the solar thermal industry can reach a capacity between 8 GWth and 15 GWth and has identified 3 different scenarios.