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Ventilation Performance of Solar Chimney with Built-in Latent Heat Storage (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 12, 2010

This document was prepared by two researchers from the Osaka University, Department of Architectural Engineering. It describes the prototype solar chimney with PCM (Phase Change Material) storage, together with a numerical model for predicting air flow rate in a solar chimney and temperature of aluminum plate, air and PCM.

Germany: Web Portal about Seasonal Heat Storage

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 25, 2010

 Web Portal” The six main features in different colours: This is the brand mark of a new website called saisonalspeicher.de (seasonal heat storage) launched in December by Solites, the German Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems within the company network of the Steinbeis Foundation.

Building Integrated Solar Thermal Roofing Systems History, Current Status and Future Promise (1999)

Submitted by Hans Craen on December 30, 2009

This document from 1999 was prepared by the American Solar Roofing Company and explains building integrated solar thermal (BIST) designs.

There are four characteristics mentioned in this report to help distinguish the different types of BIST roofing: roof panel size, heat transfer fluid containment, glazing and focusing methods. It discusses the history of BIST and mentions some of the earliest examples of this technology. It also explains the composition of these systems, describing the materials used and how it works.

Heating Water with Solar Energy Costs Less at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution (2004)

Submitted by Hans Craen on December 30, 2009

This report was released by the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy section of the U.S. Department of Energy in 2004. It highlights a large-scale solar thermal system installed at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) and breaks down the statistical output.

The system was financed through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), which include an average annual savings of $6,700. The system produces up to 50,000 gallons of hot water daily, 1,000 megawatt-hours of electricity and releases approximately 600 tons of CO2.

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.

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