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Florida Power & Light Residential Solar Water Heating Pilot Program Standards (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This manual details the program standards for the Residential Solar Water Heating Pilot Program of Florida Power & Lights (FPL). It includes information on the goals of the program, as well as the installation and reporting requirements that are necessary to be eligible. Further information on solar thermal incentives can be found here.

Solar Water Heating with Low-Cost Plastic Systems (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2015

This document was published by the Federal Energy Management Program of the US Department of Energy. It focuses on how federal buildings can meet their renewable energy targets laid out by federal law with cost effective solar thermal water heating systems, included new plastic low cost systems.

Best Practices & Case Studies: A Hundred Solar Heated Houses Later… (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 23, 2015

This presentation was created by Bristol Stickney of SolarLogic. It reports on SolarLogic’s experiences with designing and installation combination solar thermal water heating systems for residential and small commercial buildings. The main technologies that the company relied on for their installations were active solar thermal hydronics and pressurized glycol because they worked well with existing technologies and offered an array of installation options.

New Technical Solutions for Energy Efficient Buildings (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 13, 2012

Commissioned by the SCI Network, this report provides an overview of the different technologies for implementing solar heating and cooling systems in buildings.

This involves a survey of different collector types, a detailed comparison of different chiller types, and an assessment of the advantages and disadvantage of each system. The report also makes recommendations to prepare for implementation of solar heating and cooling system.

Small-scale Solar Thermal Energy and Traditional Buildings (2008)

Submitted by Hans Craen on June 17, 2009

This 2008 guide from English Heritage (the UK Government's Adviser on the Historic Environment within England) looks into the small-scale generation of solar thermal energy. The emphasis of the document lies on the practicalities that need to be taken into account for the installation of the solar thermal collectors on a historic building. It lists the different aspects that have to be taken into consideration in the planning stage (i.e. orientation, shading, wildlife). The guide also sets out the different installation options.

Use of Renewable Energy in Buildings: Experiences with Solar Thermal Utilization (2006)

Submitted by Hans Craen on May 4, 2009

This 2006 paper gives an overview of the possibilities of solar thermal applications in buildings in China. The paper looks into the current state of solar thermal applications: solar water collectors, floor radiation heating and air conditioning systems. It also touches upon the design aspects and practicalities of integrating solar systems in both residential and public buildings.

The paper concludes by underlining the expected growth in importance of integrating solar thermal schemes in buildings.

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