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Solar Heat Worldwide - Markets and Contribution to the Energy Supply 2005

The solar thermal collector capacity in operation worldwide equaled 107.8 GWth corresponding to 154 million square meters at the end of the year 2005. Of this, 90.7 GWth were accounted for by flat-plate and evacuated tube collectors and 16.2 GWth for unglazed plastic collectors. Air collector capacity was installed to an extent of 0.9 GWth.
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This report was prepared within the framework of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The goal of the report is to document the solar thermal capacity previously installed in the important markets worldwide, and to ascertain the contribution of solar plants to the supply of energy and the CO2 emissions avoided as a result of operating these plants. The collectors documented are unglazed collectors, glazed flat-plate and vacuum tube collectors with water as the energy carrier as well as glazed and unglazed air collectors.

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Solar Heat Worldwide - Markets and Contribution to the Energy Supply 2005
IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme, April 2007
50 pages

Authors

  • Werner Weiss
  • Irene Bergmann
  • Gerhard Faninger

Supported by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

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