Implementation of Solar Thermal Technology (Solar Heat Technologies)
Implementation of Solar Thermal Technology (Solar Heat Technologies) by Ronal Larson, Ronald E. West
Implementation of Solar Thermal Technology (Solar Heat Technologies) Author: Ronal Larson, Ronald E. West
Title: Implementation of Solar Thermal Technology (Solar Heat Technologies)
ISBN: 0262121875
ISBN13: 978-0262121873
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Pages: 1008 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press; First Edition edition (August 13, 1996)
Language: English
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Size PDF version: 1244 kb
Size EPUB version: 1676 kb
Subcategory: Engineering




Implementation of Solar Thermal Technology describes thesuccesses and failures of the commercialization efforts of the U.S.solar thermal energy program, from the oil embargo of 1973 throughthe demise of the program in the early Reagan administration andits afterlife since then. The emphasis throughout is on lessonslearned from the solar experience, with an eye toward applicationsto other projects as well as toward possible renewal of efforts atcommercialization.Part I discusses the history of government involvement in solardevelopment and the parallel development of the market for solarproducts. Part II looks at the histories of specific commercializationprograms for five areas (active heating and cooling, passivetechnologies, passive commercial building activities, industrialprocess heat, and high-temperature technologies). Parts III-VIIIfocus in turn on demonstration and construction projects, qualityassurance, information dissemination programs, efforts to transfertechnology to industry, incentive programs (tax credits, financing,and grants), and organizational support.Solar Heat Technologies: Fundamentals and Applications, Volume 10