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Solar Thermal Action Plan

Solar Thermal Action Plan

Full Title: Solar Thermal Action Plan
Author(s): Renewable Thermal Collaborative
Publisher(s): Renewable Thermal Collaborative
Publication Date: June 27, 2024
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Description (excerpt):

The Renewable Thermal Collaborative’s Solar Thermal Action Plan outlines a comprehensive strategy to accelerate the adoption of solar thermal technology for industrial process heating. This plan highlights the significant potential of solar thermal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the RTC’s overall goal of a 30% reduction in U.S. industrial thermal emissions by 2030 and full decarbonization by 2050. It addresses key barriers to adoption, including knowledge and policy gaps, and proposes market, policy, and community actions to overcome these challenges.

Developed in collaboration with ICF and RTC Members and Solutions Providers, the action plan emphasizes the role of both non-concentrating and concentrating solar thermal technologies, especially when integrated with other renewable thermal solutions such as thermal energy storage and heat pumps. The plan outlines actions for the RTC to raise market awareness, advocate for needed policy, and collaborate with market stakeholders.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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