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Table 10.7 Solar Thermal Collector Shipments by Market Sector, End Use, and Type, 2001-2009 (Thousand Square Feet)
Table 10.7  Solar Thermal Collector Shipments by Market Sector, End Use, and Type, 2001-2009
                      (Thousand Square Feet)


Year
and Type
By Market Sector By End Use


Total

Residential

Commercial 1

Industrial 2
Electric
Power 3

Other 4
Pool
Heating
Water
Heating
Space
Heating
Space
Cooling
Combined
Heating 5
Process
Heating
Electricity
Generation
  Total Shipments 6
2001 Total 10,125 1,012 17 1 35 10,797 274 70 0 12 34 2 11,189
  Low 7 9,885 987 12 0 34 10,782 42 61 0 0 34 0 10,919
  Medium 8 240 24 5 0 1 16 232 9 0 12 0 0 268
  High 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

2002 Total
11,000 595 62 4 1 11,073 423 146 (s) 17 4 0 11,663
  Low 7 10,519 524 2 0 0 11,045 1 0 0 0 0 0 11,046
  Medium 8 481 69 60 4 1 28 422 146 (s) 15 4 0 615
  High 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

2003 Total
10,506 864 71 0 2 10,800 511 76 (s) 23 34 0 11,444
  Low 7 9,993 813 71 0 0 10,778 0 65 0 0 34 0 10,877
  Medium 8 513 44 0 0 2 22 511 11 (s) 16 0 0 560
  High 9 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7

2004 Total
12,864 1,178 70 0 3 13,634 452 13 0 16 0 0 14,115
  Low 7 12,386 1,178 44 0 0 13,600 0 8 0 0 0 0 13,608
  Medium 8 478 0 26 0 3 33 452 5 0 16 0 0 506
  High 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2005 Total
14,681 1,160 31 114 56 15,041 640 228 2 16 0 114 16,041
  Low 7 14,045 1,099 30 0 50 15,022 12 190 0 0 0 0 15,224
  Medium 8 636 58 1 0 6 20 628 38 0 16 0 0 702
  High 9 0 2 0 114 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 114 115

2006 Total
15,123 1,626 42 3,845 107 15,362 1,136 330 3 66 0 3,847 20,744
  Low 7 13,906 1,500 40 0 100 15,225 10 290 0 21 0 0 15,546
  Medium 8 1,217 120 2 0 7 137 1,126 40 3 38 0 2 1,346
  High 9 0 7 0 3,845 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 3,845 3,852
  Domestic Shipments 6
2007 Total 12,799 931 46 1 - 12,076 1,393 189 13 73 27 6 13,777
  Low 7 11,352 633 - 1 - 11,917 4 63 - - - 1 11,986
  Medium 8 1,447 298 18 - - 158 1,389 126 13 73 - 5 1,764
  High 9 - (s) 27 - - - (s) - - - 27 - 27

2008 Total
13,000 1,294 128 294 - 11,973 1,978 186 18 148 50 361 14,716
  Low 7 10,983 918 - - - 11,880 8 10 - 2 - - 11,900
  Medium 8 2,017 376 33 6 - 93 1,971 176 18 141 21 12 2,432
  High 9 - - 95 289 - - - - - 5 29 349 383

2009 Total
10,239 974 634 374 - 8,934 1,992 150 10 137 608 389 12,221
  Low 7 8,423 526 11 - - 8,882 7 61 - 9 - - 8,959
  Medium 8 1,816 439 29 - - 52 1,985 89 (s) 128 14 15 2,284
  High 9 - 10 594 374 - - - - 10 - 594 374 978
1Through 2006, data are for the commercial sector, excluding government, which is included in "Other."
 Beginning in 2007, data are for the commercial sector, including government.
8Medium-temperature collectors are solar thermal collectors that generally operate in the temperature
range of 140- F to 180- F, but can also operate at temperatures as low as 110- F.  Special collectors are
included in this category.  Special collectors are evacuated tube collectors or concentrating (focusing)
collectors.  They operate in the temperature range from just above ambient temperature (low concentration
for pool heating) to several hundred degrees Fahrenheit (high concentration for air conditioning and
specialized industrial processes).
2Through 2006, data are for the industrial sector and independent power producers.  Beginning in
2007, data are for the industrial sector only; independent power producers are included in "Electric Power." 
9High-temperature collectors are solar thermal collectors that generally operate at temperatures above
180- F.  These are parabolic dish/trough collectors used primarily by the electric power sector to generate
electricity for the electric grid.
3Through 2006, data are for electric utilities only; independent power producers are included in
"Industrial."  Beginning in 2007, data are for electric utilities and independent power producers.
- =No data reported.  (s)=Less than 0.5 thousand square feet.  
4Through 2006, data are for other sectors such as government, including the military, but excluding
space applications.  Beginning in 2007, data are for the transportation sector.
Notes:  -  Data for this table are not available for 2010.  -  Totals may not equal sum of components due
to independent rounding.
5Combined space and water heating. Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/renewable/.
6Through 2006, data are for domestic and export shipments, and may include imports that
subsequently were shipped to domestic or foreign customers.  Beginning in 2007, data are for domestic
shipments only.
Sources:  -  2001-2002-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Renewable Energy Annual,
annual reports, and Form EIA-63A, "Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey."  -  2003
forward-EIA, Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturing Activities (and predecessor reports), annual reports,
and Form EIA-63A, "Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey."
7Low-temperature collectors are solar thermal collectors that generally operate at temperatures below
110- F.
 
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