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Solar Thermal Systems – For Domestic Hot Water (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2015

This document was created by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. It extols on the benefits of solar thermal system usage for NY state residents in their homes, and provides resources for consumers to learn more about systems.

I Want My Own Solar System! (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2015

This brochure comes from the Minnesota Office of Energy Security. It provides information for households and consumers on the benefits and basic of solar thermal heating for the home.

Commissioning the Sun: Popular Renewable Systems (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 7, 2015

This presentation was created by Pete Salmon of the Eaton Corporation. It is an educational presentation the covers the benefits, design, components, and installation of solar thermal systems.

The presentation uses a diagram to illustrate the basic design of a system, and discusses what makes evacuated tubes, flat plate collectors, or hybrids most suitable for different situations. Piping arrangements are essential for system protection, as the presentation illustrates, especially in in-climate weather.

Integrating Solar Thermal in Buildings – A quick guide for Architects and Builders

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on February 5, 2015

This guide for Architects and Builders aims at promoting SWH systems to architects and builders from developing countries and help them consider integrating SWH applications in their designs and projects. Intending to be a useful handbook, this “Guide” provides a compact overview of the technology and its main characteristics; as well as the main requirements to be considered for its application in different types of construction projects and in different geographical locations.

It was elaborated in order to increase awareness about SWH among important stakeholders, such as architects and builders; and encourage the use of this type of solar systems. Hence, it gives a synopsis of the technology and general requirements for integration in buildings. 

Solar Thermal in Industries: Status and Perspectives (2012)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on January 30, 2015

This presentation was made by Werner B. Koldehoff at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) workshop "Solar Thermal Thailand" held in Berlin on March 2012. It presents the status of solar thermal industry in Germany and worldwide to analyse the potential develoment of the industry in Thailand. 

Renewable Energy in Europe. Markets, Trends and Technologies (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 2, 2011

This second edition of the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) study presents the latest political, technological, financial and economic information on renewable energy technologies in the fields of heating and cooling, electricity and biofuels in order to reach the binding 2020 target of at least 20 % renewable energy from final energy consumption.

Solar Concentrator (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 29, 2011

This is a brochure made by a Bulgarian company Bulgaria Therm about a solar concentrator which can be used for heating and cooling in a winter, such as in a summer period.

A comparison between this product and a solar collector is provided by graphics and schemes. Functional and technical characteristics are detailed and visually presented and the utility of its use in systems of cooling and heating are presented with a better ratio of efficiency than a solar collector. This solar concentrator can be linked to an energy network or to a private house.

Energy Action Sheet: Solar Water Heating (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 24, 2010

This action sheet was published by the Pace Project (Pan African Conservation Education Project), funded by the Vodafone Foundation and ran in partnership by Tusk Trust and Siren Conservation Education. The goal is to help spreading simple solutions to environmental problems between communities in Africa.

Use of Solar Collectors for Water Heating in Domestic Sector (2004)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 9, 2010

This document was prepared by Água Quente Solar, a Portuguese public programme promoting the use of solar panels for water heating.

This is an introductory document to solar water heating. It explains its applications, the advantages of its use, the purpose, price information, integration in buildings, how to choose a solar collector, where to get advise, certification and warranty.

The document is an example to other national authorities wanting to raise the awareness of the general society to the benefits of using solar water heating in the domestic sector.

Benefits of Electric Generation Displacement Using Solar Thermal Water Heaters (2005)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 6, 2010

This master thesis, presented at the University of Puerto Rico, explores the benefits of solar thermal water heaters installations. Research has proven that this technology contributes to a demand reduction and reduced power losses at the transmission and distribution levels, which results in reduced costs for both utility and residential customers. Thus, the increased system’s efficiency contributes to a considerable reduction in fuel and energy cost.

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