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.
Solar energy has numerous advantages. It will be economically competitive, will create employment and production costs will be reduced.
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.
The University of Constantine, in Algeria, conducted a study on a solar heating systems using low temperature radiators, which was presented at the 16th International Thermal Days conference taking place in Marrakech in November 2013.
The objective of the study was to do a simulation of a solar heating system using solar collectors connected to oversized central heating radiators in order to function at low temperature. In addition to collectors and radiators, they have also used a water storage tank and an additional energy source.
Submitted by Amr Hai on March 20, 2015
Islands face particular energy challenges. Costly imports of fossil fuels, for one, can burden island budgets and inhibit investment in socio-economic development. SWH systems are highly cost effective in an island setting with high electricity prices. Further attempts to increase SWH uptake in islands will need to address the lack of information on system options and how to install them, upfront financing cost, and difficulty in obtaining loans.