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Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.: Solar Water Heating Study (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This study reports on the results of monitoring done to a sample of 70 solar thermal water heating systems installed across four cooperatives. Data loggers were installed in 30 of the solar water heating system homes, to monitor both the solar system and the energy usage of the conventional water heating systems. The systems had been installed with grants administered by the state of South Carolina. The final results of the study were positive. Solar thermal water heating homes were able to use solar heated water in the later afternoon and evening.

EnerWorks Spectrum Single Tank Appliance (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This technical fact sheet was created and published by the solar energy company EnerWorks. It details how their solar thermal collector and heat tank products operate through diagrams.

 

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.

Savings from Heating with Solar Air (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This document was created and published by Gerald van Decker of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). It provides information on what kind of savings can be expected from installing solar thermal air heating systems. For more information on solar thermal incentives please visit here.

Program Handbook: California Solar Initiative - Thermal (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This is the updated program handbook for the Thermal Program of the California Solar Initiative. It is the first update since 2010, and features revised steps for various groups to participate in the program. Further information on solar thermal incentives can be found here. The application revisions apply primarily to single-family and multi-family residences. Also revised are the application steps for natural gas displacing systems and systems that replaced electric/propane systems.

The History of Solarize (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 14, 2015

This presentation was created by Resource Consultants for Solar Oregon. It provides information on the Solarize program, which is a community group purchasing for solar thermal systems.

 

Unparalleled Life Cycle Savings: Solar Thermal Technology and Condensing Boilers (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 7, 2015

This white paper was written by Sutherland D. Junge of Unical/Lattner. It presents the case for using the combination system of solar thermal and condensing boiler technologies (STaCB), and focuses on the cost savings of these systems. STaCB systems can be used for a wide variety of applications, including in-floor radiant heating, swimming pools, snow melting and domestic hot water systems. The presentation concedes that the upfront capital costs of installing a STaCB system is greater than the initial price of installing a more conventional solar thermal system.

Solar Thermal Design: Research, Design and Installation of a Solar Hot Water System for Redwood National Park (2003)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2015

This research abstract was written by Andrew Sorter et. al. of Humboldt State University. It covers the research, design, and installation for a solar hot water heating system in California’s Redwood National Park.

Solar Trends in Canada: Linking Demand to the Supply Chain (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2015

This document was created and published by David Eisenbud of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).  It reports on Canada’s energy situation and how solar thermal fits into the mix. Canada does not have a comprehensive national renewable energy plan, due partially to the fact that Canada is rich in oil and gas resources, according to the presentation. However solar does work in Canada, and is both scalable and growing domestically.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative of the Month: Town of Okotoks (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2015

This report was created and published by the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP). It highlights an important and successful greenhouse gas reduction project from the town of Okotoks, the Drake Landing Solar Community.

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