Solar Collector Shipments, by Type, End-Use, and Market Sector: 1975 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 907):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 39 rows and 12 columns.

In thousands of square feet, except number of manufacturers. Solar collector is a device for intercepting sunlight, converting the light to heat, and carrying the heat to where it will be either used or stored. 1985 data are not available. Based on the Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey


  1. Includes shipments of solar thermal collectors to the government, including some
    military, but excluding space applications. Also includes end uses such as process
    heating, utility, and other market sectors not shown separately.
  2. Includes imputation of shipment data to account for nonrespondents.
  3. Total shipments include all domestic and export shipments and may include imported
    collectors that subsequently were shipped to domestic or foreign customers.
  4. Declines between 1984 and 1989 are primarily due to the expiration of the federal energy
    tax credit and industry consolidation.
  5. Preliminary.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.