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Oregon Solar Thermal Market Characterization (2004)

Submitted by Hans Craen on November 24, 2009

This report was prepared by the Washington State University Energy Program, along with Dethman & Associates in 2004. They assess the solar thermal market in Oregon through collecting data and interviews from installers and consumers, and displayed their findings in this document.

Concrete Storage for Solar Thermal Power Plants and Industrial Process Heat (2008)

Submitted by Hans Craen on September 17, 2009

This paper was presented at the 2008 International Renewable Energy Storage Conference which took place in Berlin, Germany. In 2003/2004, the German government funded a project undertaken by the German Aerospace Center to test a concrete storage module on the Plataforma Solar de Almeria in Spain.

A follow up project developed by Ed. Züblin AG concentrated on cost reduction, storage capacity and thermal conductivity. The design, construction and test results of the concrete storage test module are presented in this paper.

A New Alternative: Fleece Insulation Made of tapered Polyester Fibre

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 9, 2009

 tisun_fleece_insulation” Patented feature of a new fleece insulation made of polyester fibre: Bending it in the other direction will easily show you the tapered form of the insulation.
Photo: Tisun

Building Minnesota’s Solar Future: The Option of a “Solar Carve-Out” in the Renewable Energy Standard (2008)

Submitted by Hans Craen on June 12, 2009

This brief was put out by the associate director of the Green Institute in 2008. The purpose of this document is to plan a program to build on the current Minnesota state program – a solar rebate ending in 2009.

Reduced Water Consumption in Concentrating Solar Power Systems

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 12, 2009

This report from the US Department of Energy on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, discusses potential methods to reduce water consumption associated with concentrated solar power (CSP) systems. The four technologies covered in the report are parabolic troughs, linear Fresnel, power towers and dish/engine. Parabolic troughs are the most commercially available technology in this group.

Steam Turbines for Solar Thermal Power Plants (2008)

Submitted by Hans Craen on June 3, 2009

This document from 2008 was put out by Siemens and it explains how their turbine technology can fit in concentrated solar power concepts. When surplus heat is stored in heat storage tanks, it can be used to extend the running hours on steam turbines during times without sun radiation.

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University of Colorado Solar Decathlon – Solar Thermal Water Heating is a Success (2002)

Submitted by Hans Craen on June 2, 2009

This document from 2002 goes over innovative collector technology and strategy for solar thermal water heating systems. For colder climates, they describe how evacuated tubes are more effective than traditional flat plate collectors. It has a flow chart to describe how the system is schemed.

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Field Evaluation of an Unglazed, Building-Integrated Solar Domestic Water Heating System

Submitted by Hans Craen on May 28, 2009

This study analyses the performance of roof-integrated, unglazed, solar thermal systems — one for space heating, one for domestic hot water, and a roof-integrated PV system.

This home built the solar systems with aesthetics in mind, and there is no visible evidence of the solar collectors from the outside of the house. Performance of the solar thermal system was monitored by measuring several temperatures and fluid flow rates.

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