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Building a Solar Future – Recovering America’s Homes, Businesses and Industry with Solar Energy (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 16, 2015

This report was put out in 2010 by Environment America Research & Police Center. The basis of this report is America’s potential and how the goal should be set to obtain 10 percent or more total energy consumption from the sun by 2030 using solar technology. Technologies described to accomplish this include: concentrating solar power, solar water heaters, solar space heating/cooling, and passive solar design. Through the use of these technologies, it can affect homes, businesses, transportation and entire communities.

Building a Solar Future – Recovering America’s Homes, Businesses and Industry with Solar Energy (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 22, 2015

This report was put out in 2010 by Environment America Research & Police Center. The basis of this report is America’s potential and how the goal should be set to obtain 10 percent or more total energy consumption from the sun by 2030 using solar technology.

Construction of Solar Collectors for Warm Water – Practical Guide (2014)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 5, 2015

WECF,  Women of Europe for a Common Future, has published a practical guide explaining how to build a cheap and efficient solar water heating system, using local knowledge and materials and which can be used all year long. The document provides information on the different parts of a solar water heater, on how to build solar collectors and a heat exchanger tank.  It also gives further information on other solar water heater models.

SASSA Low-Pressure Solar Water Heater Programme (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 25, 2012

This presentation describes the Supplier Solar Academy of Sub-Saharan Africa’s planned project to install low-pressure solar water heaters (SWHs) in low-income households throughout South Africa. The SWHs installed under the project - which takes advantage of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) - will typically be 110 litre storage tank low pressure SWHs with a collector area of 1.08m2.

Estimated Hot Water System Running Costs in Victoria (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 14, 2011

This report was prepared by Energy Consult Ltd. for the Sustainability Victoria governmental agency’s programme. The goal of the report was to estimate the annual energy consumption, GHG emissions and energy running costs of different hot water and heat pump systems in Victoria. This study is an update of an earlier study done by the same company.

PROMASOL: Democratizing Access to Solar Water-Heaters (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 4, 2011

This is a case study prepared by the UNDP in the framework of the project PROMASOL, a UN-funded initiative aimed at developing the Moroccan solar water heating market.

Design Process and Construction of a Solar Water Heater Operating by Thermosiphon (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 9, 2010

This article, written by engineers from the Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira in Colombia, presents the design process and construction of a solar water heating collector for domestic consumption, operating by thermosiphon.

The processes explained in this article are based on the Colombian technical standards NTC 4368 and the NTC 2461.

The article details the mathematical design, selection of materials and process
construction.

Yemen: Framework to Promote Domestic Solar Water Heaters (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 29, 2010

This presentation was made during the Regional Workshop on SWH Certification and Standardization organised by RCREEE (Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) in Tunisia in autumn 2009.
The presentation shows the results of a study on the framework needed for the introduction of domestic solar water heaters in Yemen.

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