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Solar Hot Water: Value By Design (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This brochure comes from the solar energy company Heliodyne. It explains how solar thermal technology works, its benefits, and offers case studies of solar thermal water heating in action. This document would be useful to anyone interested in examining the current market for solar thermal products in detail.

A Direct Solar Water Heating System for the Health Clinic in the Town of Santa Isabel Cholula, State of Puebla, Mexico (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This report was written by researchers from Appalachian State University in North Carolina and Universidad de las Americas Puebla in Mexico. It reports on a solar thermal water heating installation for a health clinic in Mexico that was installed by the two universities.

Eastern Oregon Sunshine Pays Off for Correctional Institution (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This case study was created by the Oregon Department of Energy. It looks at the case of the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution and how they are saving money on their energy bills with a solar thermal system that was installed partially with money from the stimulus.

Solar Power for Tomorrow's World (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This presentation was created by Ken May of Abengoa Solar, and was published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). It explains the potential of solar thermal hot water heating to displace conventional electric use and create long term utility savings.

Solar Thermal Case Study: Shouldice Hospital (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 14, 2015

This case study was written by by Gemco Solar. It profiles a solar thermal water heating and air cooling and heating system they installed on the Shouldice Hospital in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

Wright State Solar Tour Event (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 8, 2015

This presentation was created by Wright State University. It provides information on the “Solar Tour” of their campus, focusing on their newly installed solar thermal hot water heating system for the campus swimming pool. Wright State University is committed to renewable energy, and has a number of various sources on campus. In 2010, the campus installed a solar thermal hot water heating system for their Olympic sized swimming pool on campus.

Keys to Successful Solar Water Heating Programs (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 7, 2015

This presentation was created by the solar thermal water heating coalition US H2O. It features information on solar thermal water heating incentive programs from throughout the country, and highlights the elements that have made them successful. More information on solar thermal water heating incentive programs can be found here.

A Review of Solar Hot Water Systems History, Design, and Applications (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2015

This presentation was created and published by Ben Gravely of Holocene Technologies. It provides a short review of solar thermal history, come examples of successful solar thermal installations and an overview of the technology behind solar thermal.

Advanced Piping and Control Applications for Commercial Buildings (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2015

This presentation was created by EOS Research and Energy Concepts. It reports on their work with creating advanced solar thermal piping and control applications for use in commercial buildings.

Guidebook for Solar Water Heating Projects in Philadelphia (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2015

This guidebook was created by the US Department of Energy’s Solar America Cities partnership in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia. It explains how solar thermal works, how to size and install, and the permitting and listening system for projects in the city.

 

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