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Market sectors : Solar Cooling
This study from 2006 published by Vitae Civilis analyses technical and financial alternatives to traditional water heating systems with a view to boost the development of new business models using solar thermal energy in residential, commercial and services sectors in South American countries.
This report from 2008 falls within the framework of the Internal Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme.
The objective of this report is to undertake pre-normative research to develop a comprehensive and integrated suite of building energy analysis tool tests involving analytical, comparative, and empirical methods.
These methods will provide for quality assurance of software some of which will be enacted in specific standards to be used for certifying software used for showing compliance to building energy standards.
This Technical Brochure, published in 2009, presents the final results of the SOLCO project. This project promotes, among other objectives, the widespread use of solar technologies and energy savings due to solar cooling applications in the building sector. The SOLCO project focuses on solar cooling technology across southern European islands.
This joint paper from the OECD and IEA (October 2006) looks into the different barriers that exist which prevent solar thermal technologies to deliver its real potential. Next to listing the barriers, the document also looks into means to overcome these, the existing technologies & markets and identifies best practices which can be used by policy makers in both industrialised and developing countries.
Three barriers to diffusion are analysed in more detail:
(1) Technical barriers,
(2) Economic barriers and