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Experimental and Simulated Performance of Commercially Available Solar and Heat-pump Water Heaters in New Zealand (2005)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 29, 2011

The article was written by the researchers S.E. Thomas and C.R. Lloyd from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and published by the New Zealand Solar Industries Association.

Their research comes in the context of governmental efforts to increase the penetration of solar hot water heaters in domestic applications in order to enhance energy efficiency of domestic housing.

Manual for Structural Assessment for Installation in Domestic Dwellings (2003)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 13, 2010

This document, prepared by the New Zealand Solar Industry Association (SIA), is an example of a guide explaining how to evaluate domestic timber framed dwellings for the installation of solar collectors and store tanks placed on the roof.
The manual was intended to supplement the standard NZS3604 and identify when specific engineering design is required.

A Guide to Applying for a Building Consent for a Solar Water Heating System Installation (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 18, 2010

This document, prepared by the New Zealand Solar Industry Association (SIA), is an example of a guide explaining how to obtain approval from a building consent authority for a solar thermal system installation.

This guide was done with the support of SWH suppliers, builders, homeowners’ agents and architects by explaining typical information needed for a SWH building consent application. It is meant to assist in preparing plans, specifications and general documentation needed for a building consent application.

Instructions SIA Complaint Procedures (2004)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 9, 2010

This document was produced by the New Zealand Solar Industries Association to help consumers on what to do in case there is a concern or a problem with an installed system.

In such situations, the issue should be raised with the supplier or installer. The supplier or installer who sold the system is responsible for all aspects of the system installed and for ensuring that the product performs adequately for the purpose for which it has been sold.

Code of Practice for Manufacture and Installation of Solar Water Heating Systems in New Zealand (2004)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 10, 2010

This Code of Practice was published by the New Zealand Solar Industries Association (SIA) to provide guidance to manufacturers, suppliers, and purchasers of solar hot water systems on manufacturing and installation standards to be observed in New Zealand, especially for household installations.

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