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Solar Thermal Heating (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This brochure was created by CareyGlass Solar. It explains how solar thermal water and air heating function, and the various technologies that make this possible.

The report details how solar thermal collectors are able to capture the heat of the sun and then pump that energy through a home’s air or water heating systems; there is a diagram to demonstrate this process. From here, the brochure explains how to properly fit and select collectors based on a home’s needs, and whether evacuated or flat plate is the proper collector type.

Author: CareyGlass Solar

Air Based Solar-thermal “Hot-Box” Collector (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 11, 2015

This paper was written by Mitch Thornton of the Canadian company Mountain Electric. It reports on his efforts to design and install his own “hot box” solar thermal collector.

The plan was to build a hot-air box that would transfer captured solar energy via hot air transfer between the collector and the basement of the residence in question.

Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) – Solar Hot Water Heaters (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 7, 2015

This presentation was created by Eliza Hotchkiss of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It is targeted at consumers to educate them on how solar thermal water heating systems work and what their benefits are.

The presentation explains the key components of the solar thermal system including the different kinds of collectors, storage tanks, and piping.

Solar Water Heating Fee-for-Service Programmes in the Caribbean Region (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 16, 2009

This 2006 guidebook, prepared with the support of several institutions (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP); Blue Moon Fund; Oak Foundation; Green Markets International; Caribbean Solar Technologies Limited; Vitae Civilis Institute) provides electric utility companies substantial information about solar water heating fee-for-service programmes with a view to boost its development on residential, commercial, and industrial applications, without using government subsidies.

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