Assessment of industry views on international business prospects for solar thermal technology

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This report contains a review of solar thermal industry viewpoints on their prospects for developing international business. The report documents the industry's current involvement in foreign markets, view of foreign competition in overseas applications, and view of federal R and D and policy requirements to strengthen international business prospects. The report is based on discussions with equipment manufacturers and system integrators who have a product or service with potential international demand. Interviews with manufacturers and system integrators were conducted by using a standard format for interview questions. The use of a standard format for questions provided a basis for aggregating ... continued below

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Easterling, J.C. September 1, 1984.

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This report contains a review of solar thermal industry viewpoints on their prospects for developing international business. The report documents the industry's current involvement in foreign markets, view of foreign competition in overseas applications, and view of federal R and D and policy requirements to strengthen international business prospects. The report is based on discussions with equipment manufacturers and system integrators who have a product or service with potential international demand. Interviews with manufacturers and system integrators were conducted by using a standard format for interview questions. The use of a standard format for questions provided a basis for aggregating similar views expressed by US companies concerning overseas business prospects. A special effort was made to gather responses from the entire solar thermal industry, including manufacturers of line-focus, point-focus, and central receiver systems. General, technical, economic, institutional, and financial findings are provided in this summary. In addition, Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) recommendations are provided (based upon advice from the Solar Thermal Review Panel) for activities to improve US solar thermal business prospects overseas.

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NTIS, PC A 04/MF A01.

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  • Other: DE85000151
  • Report No.: PNL-5255
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/6415896 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6415896
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1212157

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Easterling, J.C. Assessment of industry views on international business prospects for solar thermal technology, report, September 1, 1984; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1212157/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.