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This document, written by Tayyebatossadat P. Aghaei of the Global Energy Network Institute (GENI), illustrates the different applications of solar thermal and photovoltaic technology.
After a brief introduction on the history of solar energy, the document firstly explains the functioning of large scale solar thermal technology systems, differentiating between flat-plate collectors and concentrator collectors. This section includes also graphic representations of the different systems.
The following report was prepared by Fraunhofer-Institut Fur Solare Energiesysteme (ISE) and explains how the correspondence between the lack of drinking water in arid and semi – arid regions, could be beneficial for the use of solar thermal energy as the driving force behind water treatment systems in these areas.
The report goes into great detail explaining (MD) membrane distillation, and the important advantages this technique holds with regards to solar-driven, stand- alone operating systems.
This research article proposes the use of a box-type solar heater for the disinfection of domestic roof-harvested rainwater in Ibadan, Nigeria. Solar water heater can be used to pasteurize water thereby destroying bacteria and viruses when heated to temperatures of about 65°C.
This document was presented at the ECOWAS Solar Thermal Energy Capacity Building and Demonstration Programme conference held on 13 and 14 June 2014 in Praia, Cape Verde. The document, presented by Atsu Divine of the Koforidua Polytechnic of Ghana, explains why Ghana needs solar thermal technology for its development.
This presentation, prepared by Dr. Ir. Ing. Dick G. Klaren of Klaren International, proposes the use of a salinity gradient solar pond (SGSP) in coastal waters as renewable energy source for thermal desalination. The document was presented at the CWC Technical Seminars featured at the Saudi Water & Power Forum (SWPF), held between 12 and 14 January in Riyadh, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A solar thermal installation is constituted by the joining of components that are in charge of capturing solar rays, transforming ceding solar energy into a fluid stream of work, and ultimately to store energy to be used at point of consumption.
The solar potential in Spain is the highest in Europe because of its privileged location and climate. Solar energy offers many advantages with respect to conventional energy, since it deals with a stream of energy that is free, clean and limitless.
In this paper, presented at the World Renewable Energy Congress of London of 3-8 August 2014, a solar-thermal poly-generation system for chilled water for air conditioning using absorption chiller, pure water with membrane distiller and domestic hot water by heat recovery is presented.
Throughout much of the Western U.S., water is a scarce resource. Growing cities and power plants often compete directly with the agricultural sector - and environmental needs - for limited water supplies. Developing new, renewable energy supplies will have varied impacts on water resources. It is important that, in the process, renewable energy development does not contribute to or exacerbate water supply and quality challenges.
Market sectors : Water Treatment/Desalination