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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 Thermal Incentive Program Manual (October 2014)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on October 23, 2014

This document provides details on the Solar Thermal (ST) Program funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to financially support the substitution of electrically heated domestic hot water systems with solar thermal systems. The present document is an update of an existing 2010 programme, available here. The new version provides additional details on general program rules and system requirements.

QualiCert Manual (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 5, 2011

This manual is one of the deliverable of the QualiCert project started in July 2009 which obliges Member States to develop and mutually recognize certification or equivalent qualification schemes for installers of small-scale renewable energy systems (solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, heat pumps, etc.) by December 2012.

User Guide for Building Solar Thermal Systems (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 12, 2011

This is a manual for users of a solar thermal software, produced by CYPE Ingenieros.

The manual provides further indication about a software that assists in designing the power network of solar thermal systems. The manual explains the software functionalities and includes an example so users can understand step-by-step how it works.

Document only available in Portuguese

Author: CYPE Ingenieros

Date: 2011

Pages: 37

Solar Thermal Energy Manual (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 30, 2010

This manual was produced by IDEA (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) the Spanish Institute for Energy.

The manual provides detailed background information on solar thermal, the existing technologies, development in Spain and in Europe, how to use it, which products exist, which applications, advantages, legislation in Spain, etc.

The manual is a great example of awareness raising documents that can be released to increase knowledge about new and renewable energies.

Manual for Solar Collector Installers (2004)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 20, 2010

This manual was prepared by Água Quente Solar, a Portuguese public programme promoting the use of solar panels for water heating.
The guide provides information and guidance on how to install a solar collector, things to take into account in terms of technology, weather, shadows, best location. Recommendations, best practices, monitoring, among other important details to respect for a proper and qualified installation of solar collectors.

SolTerm Manual 5.0: Analysis of Solar Thermal and PV Systems' Performance (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 11, 2009

This manual, produced by the INETI Instituto Nacional de Engenharia, Tecnologia e Inovação, relates to SolTerm 5, a software programme especially tuned for Portuguese climatic and technical conditions, to analyse the performance of solar systems, both PV and solar thermal.

STSSolar Solar Water Heating System Installation Manual (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 2, 2009

This is an example of an operation, installation and maintenance manual provided by STS Solar Thermal Systems, a US company. It covers installations using one or two solar thermal systems, solar collectors with a single solar storage tank and also two tank systems that include a solar storage tank and a conventional water heater.

FSEC Solar Thermal Manual

Submitted by Nigel Cotton on May 3, 2008

FSEC Solar Thermal Manual

Design and Installation & Repair and Maintenance
The intent of this manual is to equip the reader with the knowledge and skills needed to design, install, operate and maintain the most common types of solar water heating systems.

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