This paper highlights the economic factors catapulting solar to the forefront of the global energy revolution. Solar investments share many features of other real assets, and boast a number of unique characteristics that make them especially attractive to capital providers. Of course, these assets are not without risks, illustrated by the underperformance of some companies and the occasionally uneven retreat of subsidies. However, these challenges have been exaggerated and solar looks poised to become one of the major investment themes of the next 10 to 20 years.
This report aims at producing all the necessary elements to capture the full picture of the European markets for the industry, decision makers, investors and all professionals interested in solar heat markets.
This technical study provides an overview on the status on ways of measuring, monitoring and controlling solar thermal in smaller systems, with a clear focus on current methods. It looks into the state-of-the-art for solar thermal, including some components such as sensors, controllers and connectivity. Also, provides possible service offerings based on the remote monitoring, controlling of solar heating systems.
This guide aims to inform potential investors in solar thermal, its related technologies and the merits of this technology.
This document considers best practice for the management of constraints affecting solar generation sites connected to the Distribution Network Operators (DNO) network at 33kV or higher voltages, and any solar generators that have a dedicated 11kV or 6.6kV circuit back to the primary substation bus bars.
This guide aims at explaining the relevance of quality assurance for a sustainable market development, besides providing an overview of quality assurance measures applied to solar thermal products and installations around the world. It also indicates some possible steps in order to set up a quality assurance system in a country.
This publication tries to provide guidelines for policy and framework conditions related to solar heating and cooling, in particular solar water heating. It aims at providing a quick overview of the main issues to be considered for setting the right framework for the promotion of the solar thermal technology. Therefore, it outlines key recommendations and guidelines for the implementation of a programme for the promotion of solar water heating.
This guide aims at promoting solar water heating (SWH) systems to architects and builders from developing countries and help them consider integrating SWH applications in their designs. Intending to be a useful handbook, this “Quick Guide” provides a compact overview of the technology and its main characteristics; as well as the main requirements to be considered for its application in different types of projects and in different geographical locations.
This roadmap pathway is focusing on the standardized and cost optimal solutions to integrate solar thermal technology in all industrial processes, by developing collector structures adapted to industrial buildings, improved large-scale solar collector arrays, and new planning and design tools.