5.8 : Active Solar Systems




5.8.1 Solar Collector Shipments, by Type and Market (Thousand SF, unless noted) (1)
Type 1980 1990 2000 2009
Solar Thermal Collectors (2) 19,398 11,409 8,354 13,798
Residential N.A. 5,851 7,473 10,239
Commercial N.A. 295 810 974
Industrial N.A. (3) 57 634
Utility N.A. 5,236 5 374
Other N.A. 26 10 1,577 (4)
Photovoltaics (kW) (5) (6) 6,897 13,837 88,221 1,282,560
Note(s): 1) Shipments for 1980-2000 include imports and exports; 2008 shipments are domestic only. 2) Solar thermal collectors: receive solar radiation, convert it to thermal energy, and are typically used forspace heating, water heating, and heating swimming pools. 3) Industrial is included in Other. 4) Other includes all exports. 5) Generate electricity by the conversion of solar radiation to electrical energy; shipments for all years include imports and exports. 6) Value from 1982.









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EIA, Annual Energy Review 1991, June 1992, Table 111, p. 251 for 1990 collector sector data