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Integrated Unglazed Solar Panel Development (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 24, 2011

This is a presentation of the research done by the Environmental Energy Solutions Ltd. for the development and testing of their prototype solar heat system. The particularities consisted in the large, low cost solar collector integrated into the roof or wall cladding system and its integrated water sourced heat pump and thermal storage system. A prototype was installed on a house in Wellington, providing year-round performance data. This report was done with the support of the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.

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.

Solar Thermal Components Adapted to Common Building Standards – SCAS (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 2, 2010

This document is the final report of the project "Solar Thermal Components Adapted to Common Building Standards", involving different universities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Latvia (Technical University of Denmark, SERC, University of Oslo, Riga Technical University).

Report of a Performance Test According to EN 12975-2 for a Glazed Solar Collector (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 19, 2010

This is a report, prepared by the Test Centre for Solar Thermal Components and Systems in Germany, on a serie of tests made to evaluate the thermal performance of a solar collector according to the standard EN 12975-2:2006.
The test, commissioned by the company Thermomax, was made to an evacuated tubular collector.
The report goes trough the description of the collector, the various tests carried out, the observations, results and its analysis.

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Comprehensive Testing of laser-welded Aluminium Absorbers

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 15, 2009

 mirotherm absorber fact book” Shock, deformation, solidness and corrosion tests of laser-welded absorbers are all described in the “mirotherm absorber fact book”. This book can serve as a best practice resource for testing standards of new absorber and collector panels in the sector. Photo: Alanod

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