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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.
This brochure was created by CareyGlass Solar. It explains how solar thermal water and air heating function, and the various technologies that make this possible.
The report details how solar thermal collectors are able to capture the heat of the sun and then pump that energy through a home’s air or water heating systems; there is a diagram to demonstrate this process. From here, the brochure explains how to properly fit and select collectors based on a home’s needs, and whether evacuated or flat plate is the proper collector type.
Author: CareyGlass Solar
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.
This bulletin was written by Brian Specht of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). It provides information on solar thermal air heating for residential buildings.
Clean Energy for Eternity, Inc. provides this thirty-seven page document to promote and stimulate relevant bodies to take appropriate action to reduce energy use and develop local clean energy generation projects. The use of solar energy is a large portion of what the Clean Energy working group suggests as these “appropriate actions”.
This is a report prepared by the Minnesota Department of Commerce Office of Energy Security (OES) to the Legislature. It focuses on solar thermal technologies for domestic hot water and space heating. This legislation came about from concerns that the nationally recognized solar thermal certification organization, Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC), process was inadequately serving Minnesota’s solar thermal industry.
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.
This is a thesis research paper from the University of Washington in 2006. The objective of the study is to design a solar thermal heating system with seasonal storage for a greenhouse, optimized for the environmental impact, thermal efficiency and cost. The main goals of the study is to: provide 100 percent solar heat to the greenhouse; limit the size of the storage to fit within the footprint of the greenhouse; minimize environmental impact and cost; maintain greenhouse temperatures ideal for optimum growing; maintain historic greenhouse structure.
Market sectors : Air Heating