The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of firms’ financing constraints on innovation activities in renewable (REN) vs. fossil-fuel (FF) technologies. In particular, we study whether firms specialized in REN innovation are more likely to face financing frictions than firms conducting FF innovation.
This video presents how the innovative solar power plant Noor Ouarzazate in Morocco works, why it is unique and how it’s making a difference for the Moroccan people.
This video presents the largest solar energy complex in the world in Ouarzazate, Morocco, and the potential benefits in electricity and in energy savings.
This video presentes how a solar lighting kit has made a difference to a woman in Nairobi and also explain the associated benefits of the products for women, mothers and children at home.
Solar projects in rural areas have brought lighting in the villages, clean drinking water, helping women in their daily lives and children to study. Europeans and Indians are working hand in hand on these projects.
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 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.