Solar thermal systems (STS) are a mature technology that has been successfully deployed in several countries for residential applications since the early 1980s. This report provides technical background, analyses the potential and the barriers for market growth and offers insights for policy makers on this key renewable energy technology.
This report analyses the challenges and offers recommendations for developing Quality Infrastructure (QI) for solar water heaters (SWHs), as well as highlighting the experiences of several countries in developing and implementing QI for SWHs. The SWH guide concludes by applying guidelines for incrementally developing QI to the particular case of SWH markets.
This report aims to provide the processing and the technology status of solar heating technologies for industrial processes, their performance and the associated costs, the industrial process heat potential in global level and the existing barriers and how they could overcome.
This report examines solar lanterns, solar home systems and multi-light systems with charger that constitute the distributed standalone solar products sector and provides a summary of key government initiatives influencing the market.
This report examines the evolution of solar PV simulators, from single-rooftop assessments at the household level to large-scale, aggregate-level analyses undertaken by municipal authorities and other large entities. The report also highlights the growing range of accessible, free online solar simulators.