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Solar Water Heating Therm – inology! (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2015

This presentation was created by Tim Merrigan of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory and was first presented at the 2011 USH2O Annual Meeting. It focuses on clearing up and defining some widely, and often loosely, used terms in the world of solar thermal heating relating to system names and official standards. The author of the presentation focuses on the term “open loop”, stating that people often misunderstand that an open loop system can be accurately referring to a closed direct system, and that open always means that a system is open to the atmosphere.

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.

Novel Solar Thermal Polygeneration System for Sustainable Production of Cooling, Clean Water and Domestic Hot Water in UAE (2014)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on January 23, 2015

This master thesis, written by Gowtham Mohan at the Stockholm KTH School of Industrial Engineering and Management, introduces a solar thermal poly-generation (STP) system for production of chilled water for air conditioning using absorption chiller, pure water with membrane distillation and domestic hot water by heat recovery.

Solar Thermal System in Buildings in Japan (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 12, 2011

This presentation was made by Mr Mitsuhiro Udagawa, Professor at the Kogakuin University in Tokyo, Japan, during the Asian Workshop on Energy and Environmental Technologies which took place in 2008.

The presentation includes many visuals showing the evolution of solar thermal system installations in households and other buildings in Japan over the years (1974, 1985, 1999). It is possible to see the evolution of both technology and design.

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

Design Guide – Solar Thermal Systems (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 28, 2009

Bosch has released this technical guide to help homeowners, installers, engineers and architects with its new solar products.

The guide provides descriptions of components, system sizing and piping diagrams.

Recommendations for system design, installation and maintenance are also provided.

Read document below or download it here

Technical Requirements of Low Temperature Solar Systems (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 10, 2009

This document produced, in 2009, by IDEA (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) in collaboration with CENSOLAR (Spanish Solar Energy Training Centre), provides an overview of the minimum technical conditions to be met by solar thermal water heating systems, covering also durability, reliability and security requirements.

The purpose is to establish technical conditions to be considered during the call for subsidies regarding solar thermal installations, included in the Spanish Renewable Energy Plan for 2005-2010.

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