Seven reasons to develop solar thermal

Cleantechies published last week a tremendous article on solar thermal and why it is “is about to see explosive growth”. I am not entirely surprised of that as I have been a strong advocate of this solution for more than five years.

Presenting the industry, the article goes on and gives no less than seven reasons why solar thermal could soon take off in the USA. Many of these reasons could apply elsewhere as it is more efficient and cheaper than solar PV.

Just as 2011 saw an increase of interest in energy efficiency, I hope 2012 will see an increased interest in solar thermal.

As the recession may become permanent and as the need for decreasing emissions becomes more and more pressing, we need to pick the low hanging fruits and use the cheapest and best solutions.

Solar thermal is one of them…


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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