This presentation analyzes the state of the solar thermal market in the US in 2008. It was first presented at the 2009 Solar Thermal Roadmap Symposium hosted by the Solar Energy Industries Association.
In the presentation pie charts are used to show how the US solar thermal market had not been growing as fast as a share of the global solar thermal market as China and Europe. As of the time the presentation was given in 2009 projections showed that installation trends would continue to be flat, with one bright spot being growing interested in combined systems. Looking forward, the presentation explains a number of government incentives that could potentially boost future growth of the solar thermal market in America, including an investment tax credit and renewable energy credits (RECs).
Authors: Les Nelson, Solar Energy Industries Association
Date of Publication: 2009
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