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  • Thermal Storage Analysis in CSP Plants (2009)

    This presentation, prepared by Leonardo Energy, describes and discusses ways to improve solar thermal storage technologies, notably melted salt and concrete storage. The improvement of these technologies would allow a better profit of the energy produced by power plants.
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  • Renewable Energy Resources in Lebanon: Practical Applications (2005)

    As Lebanon is among the few countries in the Middle East that are not endowed with fossil fuels it is crucial for the country to find alternative energy sources. This document prepared by the Lebanese American University looks at the various renewable energy sources, assessing its...

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  • Lebanon Solar Thermal Market (1996)

    A comprehensive overview of the Lebanese market for solar thermal technology is offered by this document, taken from Sun in Action 1 (published in 1996). The document emphasizes aspects like the finance and incentive methods, the estimated annual production, product types and solar thermal...
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  • UNEP Report on Green Jobs (2008)

    The Worldwatch Institute has put together this report, funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the emergence of a “green economy” and its impact on the world workforce in the 21st Century. It gathers information for current green jobs in key economic sectors (renewable...

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  • Thematic Review of GEF-Financed Solar Thermal Projects (2001)

    This paper reports the developments of four projects financed by the UN Global Environment Facility (GEF) in India, Morocco, Mexico and Egypt. The GEF chose those countries to develop solar thermal power technology as it has shown to be one of the most cost efficient options for renewable bulk...

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  • Solar Thermal in China (2002)

    This document of the Zhejiang Energy Research Institute, from 2002, provides an overview of the evolution of solar thermal use in China, since its start in early 50s until recent days, emphasising the resolutions of both the 2000-2015 Development Plan and the five -year Plan for the New and...

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  • Austria: a Key Solar Thermal Market in Europe (2007)

    This presentation provided by Austria Solar in 2007 offers relevant information about the Austrian solar thermal market, its evolution, the existing subsidies, publicity campaigns, training courses, together with the key figures that proof the remarkable development it has achieved in the last...

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  • Overview of Solar Thermal Technologies (1999)

    This document, from 1999, provides an overview of key solar thermal applications - parabolic troughs, power towers and dish/engine systems - their characteristics, the kind of application they are best suited for, system performance, technologic comparison, together with a cost vs. value...

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  • Commercial combined Solar and Pellet Heating Systems (2004)

    Electrical heaters are often used as the auxiliary heat source for solar thermal heating systems, but the use of wood pellets in pellet stoves and pellet boilers is becoming more and more popular. In Sweden, which is the most developed European market for pellet heating systems for one-and...

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  • Market Study on Solar Collectors in Chile (2006)

    In 2004, the consumption of primary energy sources in Chile was still very significant (oil 39%; natural gas 19%; hydroelectricity 18%; coal 10% and wood and other fuels 14%). Given this high dependence on fossil fuels, the Government of Chile has set a target of supplying 15% of the new...

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