On 13 June 2014, Hannes Bauer, Solar Thermal Program Manager at ECREEE, ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, gave a workshop in Cabo Verde on the new ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Solar Thermal Energy Program.
The 1st part of the presentation focuses on the global market growth of solar thermal collectors, showing that from 2000 to 2010 the market has increased steadily by 20% each year. It also shows that West African States were not participating during that period.
This presentation on solar air-conditioning system was given by Kawasaki’s Hajime Yabase, together with Kiyohshi Saito of the Waseda University and Muhammad Idrus Alhamid of the University of Indonesia, at the ATMOsphere conference which took place in Tokyo from 3 to 5 February 2014. The speakers outlined the numerous advantages of using double-effect absorption chillers in solar air-conditioning system. Absorption chillers use water as refrigerant instead of Freon, they consume less energy than electric chiller and different energy sources can be used. The presentation also compares a
This presentation on active solar systems was given during a course on sustainable design by Benoit Cushman-Roisin, Professor of Engineering Science and Director of the Master of Engineering Management Degree Program of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
The present economical context prevails upon finding new heating technologies, that would generate primary energy saving and supposed to show competitive investment costs. In this document we tried to present the main offer available today, and also to determine their advantages and draw backs.
The Solar heat resource is dependent in the first instance on the insolation falling on the surface of Ireland. The usable power generated by solar panels will vary depending on latitude, time of year and weather conditions. According to the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation, current technology produces per square metre of solar panel between 300 and 450 thermal kWh/year.
This presentation on solar water heating (SWH) systems was given by Dr. Mohamed Erhouma, Head of Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Department at CSERS (Center for Solar Energy Research and Studies) at a workshop on “Promoting Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Libya” organized jointly by REAOL (the Renewable Energy Authority of Libya) and the World Bank.
This study has been conducted by the Energy Research Center of the University of Cape Town and aims at demonstrating how developing low-pressure solar water heaters (LP SWH) can have an impact on reducing poverty and inequality and creating employment possibilities in South Africa.