Solar Heat Worldwide


Solar Heat Worldwide
June 2014 - PDF 1.77MB
By: Franz Mauthner and Werner Weiss
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 installed in the important markets worldwide, and to ascertain the contribution of solar thermal systems to the supply of energy and the CO2 emissions avoided as a result of operating these systems. The collectors documented are unglazed collectors, glazed flat-plate collectors (FPC) and evacuated tube collectors (ETC)withwater as the energy carrier as well as glazed and unglazed air collectors.

The data were collected from a survey of the national delegates of the SHC Programme’s Executive Committee and other national experts active in the field of solar thermal energy. As some of the 58 countries included in this report have very detailed statistics and others have only estimates fromexperts, the datawas checked for its plausibility on the basis of various publications.

Starting with the collector area, respectively the capacity installed, the contributions of solar thermal systems towards the supply of energy and the reduction of CO2 were ascertained.

The 58 countries included in this report represent 4.4 billion people, or about 63%of the world’s population. The installed capacity in these countries is estimated to represent 95% of the solar thermal market worldwide.
Solar Heat Worldwide
Solar Heat Worldwide 2013
June 2013 - PDF 1.33MB
Editor: Werner Weiss and Franz Mauthner
Major results

Total installed capacity in operation worldwide by the end of 2011

By the end of 2011, an installed capacity of 234.6 GWth corresponding to a total of 335.1 million square meters of collector area was in operation in the 56 countries recorded in this report. These 56 countries represent 4.3 billion people, which is 61% of the world’s population. The installed capacity in these countries represents more than 95% of the solar thermal market worldwide.

The vast majority of the total capacity in operation was installed in China (152.2 GWth) and Europe (39.3 GWth), which together accounted for 81.6% of the total installed. The remaining installed capacity was shared between the United States and Canada (16.7 GWth), Asia excluding China (9.6 GWth), Latin America (6.3 GWth), Australia and New Zealand (4.9 GWth), the MENA countries Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia (4.7 GWth) as well as between some Sub-Sahara African countries (0.9 GWth), namely Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The breakdown of the cumulated capacity in operation in 2011 by collector type is 27.9% glazed flat-plate collectors, 62.3% evacuated tube collectors, 9.2% unglazed water collectors and 0.7% glazed and unglazed air collectors.

The annual collector yield of all water-based solar thermal systems in operation by the end of 2011 in the 56 recorded countries was 195.5 TWh/a (or 704.0 PJ/a). This corresponds to an energy savings equivalent to 20.9 million tons of oil per year and 64.1 million tons of CO2 respectively.

Newly installed capacity worldwide in 2011

In the year 2011, a total capacity of 48.1 GWth, corresponding to 68.7million square meters of solar collectors, was installed worldwide. This means an increase in new collector installations of 14.3% compared to the year 2010.

The main markets were in China (40.32 GWth) and Europe (3.93 GWth), which together accounted for 92.1% of the overall new collector installations in 2011. The rest of the market was shared between Asia excluding China (0.94 GWth), Latin America represented by Brazil, Chile and Mexico (0.92 GWth), the United States and Canada (0.76 GWth), Australia (0.70 GWth), the MENA region represented by Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia (0.40 GWth) and the Sub-Sahara African countries Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe (0.09 GWth). The breakdown of the newly installed capacity in 2011 by collector type is 14.7% glazed flat-plate collectors, 81.9% evacuated tube collectors, 3.2% unglazed water collectors and 0.2% glazed and unglazed air collectors.

2012

The estimated total capacity of solar thermal collectors in operation worldwide by the end of 2012 was 268.1 GWth, or 383.0 million square meters of collector area. This corresponds to an annual collector yield of 225.0 TWh, which is equivalent to savings of 24.0 million tons of oil and 73.7 million tons of CO2 respectively.

Based on data collected from the detailed country reports, the number of jobs in the fields of production, installation and maintenance of solar thermal systems is estimated to be 420,000 worldwide in 2012.
Solar Heat Worldwide 2013
Solar Heat Worldwide 2012
May 2012 - PDF 1.69MB
By: Werner Weiss and Franz Mauthner
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 installed in the important markets worldwide, and to ascertain the contribution of solar thermal systems to the supply of energy and the CO2 emissions avoided as a result of operating these systems. The collectors documented are unglazed collectors, glazed flat-plate collectors (FPC) and evacuated tube collectors (ETC)withwater as the energy carrier as well as glazed and unglazed air collectors.
Solar Heat Worldwide 2012
Solar Heat Worldwide 2011
May 2011 - PDF 0.83MB
By: Werner Weiss & Franz Mauthner
This report was prepared within the framework of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC)of the International Energy Agency IEA). The goal of this annual report is to document the solar thermal capacity installed in the important markets worldwide, and to ascertain the contribution of solar thermal systems to the supply of energy and the CO2 emissions avoided as a result of operating these systems. The collectors documented are unglazed collectors,glazed flat-plate and evacuated tube collectors with water as the energy carrier as well as glazed and unglazed air collectors.
Solar Heat Worldwide 2011
Solar Heat Worldwide 2010
Markets and Contributions to the Energy Supply 2008
May 2010 - PDF 2.34MB
By: Werner Weiss & Franz Mauthner
This report was prepared within the frame work 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 world wide, and to ascertain the contribution of solar thermal systems to the supply of energy
and the CO2 emissions avoided as a result of operating these systems. The collectors documented are unglazed collectors, glazed flat-plate and evacuated tube collectors with water as the energy carrier as well as glazed and unglazed air collectors.
Solar Heat Worldwide 2010
Solar Heat Worldwide 2009
Markets and Contributions to the Energy Supply 2007
May 2009 - PDF 1.39MB
By: Werner Weiss, Irene Bergmann, Roman Stelzer
Publisher: AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies
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 evacuated tube collectors with water as the energy carrier as well as glazed and unglazed air collectors.
Solar Heat Worldwide 2009
Solar Heat Worldwide 2008
Markets and Contributions to the Energy Supply 2006
June 2008 - PDF 1.95MB
By: Werner Weiss, Irene Bergmann, Gerhard Faninger
Publisher: AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies
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 evacuated tube collectors with water as the energy carrier as well as glazed and unglazed air collectors.
Solar Heat Worldwide 2008
Solar Heat Worldwide 2007
Markts and Contribution to the Energy Supply 2005
May 2007 - PDF 3.15MB
By: Werner Weiss, Irene Bergmann, Gerhard Faninger
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 evacuated tube collectors with water as the energy carrier as well as glazed and unglazed air collectors.
Solar Heat Worldwide 2007
Solar Heat Worldwide 2006
Markts and Contribution to the Energy Supply 2004
May 2006 - PDF 2.7MB
Editor: Werner Weiss, Irene Bergmann, Gerhard Faninger
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 evacuated tube collectors with water as the energy carrier as well as glazed and unglazed air collectors.
Solar Heat Worldwide 2006
Solar Heat Worldwide 2005
Markts and Contribution to the Energy Supply 2003
May 2005 - PDF 2.06MB
By: Werner Weiss, Irene Bergmann, Gerhard Faninger
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 evacuated tube collectors with water as the energy carrier as well as glazed and unglazed air collectors.
Solar Heat Worldwide 2005