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Solar Water Heater Project: Design for Sustainable Communities (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This report was written by Professor Ashok Gadgil of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the University of California. The professor and a team of student researchers set out to design a solar thermal water heating system for use by native populations in Guatemala, and the document reports on their success.

Solar Thermal System Solutions: Powering the Planet – Every Day (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This presentation was created by ergSol a “U.S. based provider of complete and customized solar thermal system solutions”. The presentation looks at market potential, applications and technologies of solar thermal. ErgSol’s positive outlook on the market potential for solar thermal is based on their analysis that as the supply of fossil fuels dwindle, and consumers become more wary of their environmental impact, solar thermal will have the potential to expand its share of the renewable energy market.

Solar Thermal Design and Installation 101 (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This informational guide was created by the Heatspring Learning Institute. It covers the basics of both the design of solar thermal hot water heating systems and the installation of the systems.

Solar Thermal Energy in Delaware (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This presentation was created by the Delaware Million Solar Roofs Coalition, an association that advocates for the use of solar energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency.  The presentation was used to inform people in Delaware on the basics of solar thermal energy.

To begin, the differences between solar thermal technology and solar pv technology are looked at.  This includes the physical characteristics, economics of, and worldwide installed capacity.  Then the presentation examines the potential for solar thermal energy deployment in the state of Delaware.

Solar Thermal Case Study: Shouldice Hospital (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 14, 2015

This case study was written by by Gemco Solar. It profiles a solar thermal water heating and air cooling and heating system they installed on the Shouldice Hospital in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

Experiences in Solar Water Heater Markets in Europe and Scope for Collaboration with India (2015)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on June 4, 2015

This document was presented by Gerhard Stryi-Hipp of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE at the RE-INVEST Conference held in New Delhi, India, on 17 February 2015.

Solar Construction Manual (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2015

This is a manual on how to install solar thermal systems. It was created by the solar heating company Radiantec Company.

The manual begins with introducing the various applications solar thermal heating can be used for in a domestic, residential setting such as water heating and snow removal. From there, the rest of the manual focuses on the installation of the collectors and how to connect the larger system throughout the application.

Author: Radiantec Company

Date of Publication: 2010

Pages: 18

Solar Heating Entry Level Learning Objectives (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2015

This following is a document from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) that lays out potential “Learning Objectives” for an entry level solar thermal installer certification course. The document identifies 6 main areas of learning, and gives an outline on how to possible grade an exam based on these criteria.

RETScreen Software Solar Water Heating Workshop (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 24, 2015

This presentation was created by National Grid, an energy service company in the Northeast. It was used to present at Solar Boston, a conference on solar energy in Boston, in a workshop on how to use RETScreen energy analysis software.

The presentation examines why solar thermal water heating makes sense based off the findings of a RETScreen analysis.

Solar Thermal Energy: The Time Has Come (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 23, 2015

This white paper was written by William Guiney of Johnson Controls. It looks at the opportunities and potential for long-run development and wide spread use of solar thermal, especially for pool heating, space heating, and cooling applications.

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