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The Added Economic and Environmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in Microgrids with Combined Heat and Power (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This document was written by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a United States Department of Energy Office of Science national lab. It focuses on the potential benefits of solar thermal heat storage systems.

10 Steps to Solar Water Heating Design (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This presentation was created by Kurt Koegel of Solar Skies Manufacturing. It provides background information on solar thermal systems and offers a 10 step program to use for solar thermal system design.

Solar Air Heating for Municipal Facilities (2003)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2015

This case study focuses on the City of Toronto Vehicle Maintenance Garage and their switch to a solar thermal air heating system.

The garage hosts the town’s garbage trucks and other work vehicles, so there was a need to both ensure airflow, and because of the cold temperatures of Toronto, ensure reliable heat. So the town installed three solar heated fans that provide the interior of the garage with a steady stream of fresh air that has been heated by the sun.

Author: Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)

Date of Publication: March 16, 2003

Pages: 2

Solar Thermal Conversion (2005)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 7, 2015

This presentation was created by the Florida State University Energy and Sustainability Center. It discusses the process and technology of solar thermal conversion.

The presentation starts by explaining how the process of solar thermal conversion works in theory. From there, the various technologies that make solar thermal energy possible are examined through brief explanations and diagrams. Research Video Competition: Zuliani Angelo Solar thermal Prototype

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 19, 2013

Here is one of the research videos under competition. It was submitted by Zuliani Angelo.

Training Course on Solar District Heating (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 23, 2011

This document comprises training material developed in the framework of the SDHtake-off project with the support of Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. It has been designed as a “pool” of information to be used by all training organizations. It gives a broad overview of the solar thermal technologies employed for district heating, their characteristics as well as the legislative and technical requirements that are applicable in the EU.

Storage Solution for Solar Thermal Energy (2004)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2011

This is a study concerning solar storage technologies and materials presented by J. C. Hadorn from the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. Many schemes and graphics provide a visual explanation of how all presented technologies work and how they can be connected to different energy supply technologies or with energy grid.Some schemes of potentially useful materials for this function thanks to their energy densities are also available.

Concentrated Solar Thermal Power - Training course on Technology in 5 lessons

Submitted by Nigel Cotton on February 10, 2010

Seville University holds a long tradition on Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSTP) research. Its students become key players at research centers and solar energy departments of companies. One of the "fathers" of CSTP in Spain, Manuel Silva, will be delivering 5 lessons about technology and assessment of solar resource.

Theoretical Economic Potential of the Spanish Premium Tariff for Solar Thermal Power Plants (2008)

Submitted by Hans Craen on June 23, 2009

The Spanish legislation for the regulation of renewable energy (Royal Decree 661/2007) foresees two options for the plant operators to sell their electricity: either based on a flat-rate price or a premium tariff. The latter means that the operators will participate directly on the electricity market. This study from 2008 assesses the theoretical potentials of the premium tariff compared to the flat feed-in tariff.

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