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Design and Recommendations for Decentralized Solar District Heating Systems in France (2013)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 11, 2015

During the 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Stimulation Association, held in Chambéry in August 2013, a case study on the design for decentralized solar district systems in France was presented by Philippe Papillon and Cédric Paulus of CEA LITENS INES.

The Value of Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) in Minnesota: Solar Thermal and Minnesota Energy and Climate Goals (2013).

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 13, 2015

This study on the value of solar heating and cooling, commissioned by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, analyses how solar thermal energy can help the state in reaching the climate and energy goals of reducing greenhouse gases emissions by 80% by 2050 and relying on renewable energy to produce 25% of electricity by 2025.

The Greek Solar Thermal Market and Industrial Applications - Overview of the Market Situation (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 25, 2012

This 2010 presentation by the Greek Solar Thermal Industry (GSTI) gives an overview of Greece’s solar thermal market, which in 2009 had the third highest solar thermal capacity in operation of any Member State. 95% of solar water heaters in Greece are thermosyphon systems, which are preferred because of their low price, ease of installation, low maintenance, and good quality. The presentation gives several case studies of implemented projects.

Solar Thermal Applications in Palestine (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 8, 2011

This is a presentation made during a Regional Workshop (Solar Thermal Applications in Egypt, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Syria and Jordan: Framework Conditions and Private Sector Needs) in Cairo, Egypt in 2009.

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.

Renewables for Heating and Cooling (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 13, 2010

This document, prepared by the International Energy Agency, comes as a follow-up of the 2006 seminar “Renewable heating and cooling – from RD&D to deployment technology and policy” aimed at exploring guidelines and policy initiatives to boost technology development and market deployment for renewable heating and cooling (REHC).

The Thai Solar Thermal Industry Outlook (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 26, 2010

This document was produced by the Solar Thermal Association in Thailand. It provides a thorough overview of the Soltherm project. The Market Development Solar Thermal Applications in Thailand project (Soltherm Thailand) is funded by the EU-Thailand Economic Cooperation Small Project Facility (EU-SPF) and jointly implemented by the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE).

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.

Solar Industrial Process Heat - State of the Art (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 17, 2010

This is a report prepared in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe project Key Issues for Renewable Heat in Europe (K4RES-H).

The report focuses on solar heat for industrial processes (SHIP), the current market status and potential, the identified barriers to growth and proposed recommendations. A selection of demonstration projects is also provided.

Solar heat for industrial processes is not yet a very developed technology, but among the various solar thermal applications, its potential is noteworthy.

A Desk Top Study to Investigate the Global Best Practice for Solar Water Heating Manufacturers (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 20, 2010

This study was commissioned by Central Energy Fund (CEF) to Palmer Development Consulting (PDC) and Synopsis to report to the South African public and private sector of the best practices for SWH technologies, warranty periods, pricing, and standards.

The methodology of the report consisted on a questionnaire sent to worldwide manufacturers inquiring about exports of SWH systems into South Africa. Results showed a similarity in the systems and technologies, when compared to national manufacturers, but a big difference in terms of prices was registered.

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