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Agua Quente Solar Programme

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.

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.

Portugal: Training Programme for 5,200 qualified Installers

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 5, 2010

 Training Programme” The only way to receive the certificate of competence (CAP) as an installer in Portugal is to attend a 44- to 70-hour training, depending on one's previous knowledge of the respective systems. The entire course costs around EUR 600.
Source: clubsetubalense.pt
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