Workshop on Solar Water Heating Technologies Announced
December 21, 2006
A meeting to formulate and begin the implementation of strategies to expand the market for solar water heating (SWH) technologies in the U.S will be held by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program on January 18 and 19, 2007 at the Marriott Courtyard San Diego Downtown hotel in San Diego, California.
This workshop will explore the greenhouse gas reduction capabilities of SWH, and how SWH is playing a growing role in the Renewable Energy Credit marketplace. With the enactment into law of the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) this year, the SWH industry is experiencing faster growth than at any point in the last two decades, and with the prospects positive for an extension of the ITC in 2007, this trend should continue to accelerate.
Still, the SWH market in Europe is far larger than that in the U.S., and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to finding ways to begin to duplicate the European experience. That is why representatives from the DOE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will be joined in attendance by representatives from the U.S. SWH industry, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), and the German SWH industry.
If you would like to attend please RSVP by December 31 , 2006 to Mamatha Gowda, McNeil Technologies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-250-0629.