Solar water heaters in Taiwan

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Solar water heater has been commercialized during the last two decades in Taiwan. The government initiated the incentive programs during 1986-1991 and 2000-2004. This created an economic incentive for the end-users. The total area of solar collectors installed was more than one million square meters. The data also show that most of the solar water heaters are mainly used by the domestic sector for hot water production (about 97%). The regional popularization analysis indicates limited installation of solar water heaters in the northern district. In the eastern district and remote islands, the problems of climatic conditions and availability of localized installers/dealers are addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1299-1308
Number of pages10
JournalRenewable Energy
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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