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Canada: Steep increase in unglazed Solar Collectors in 2008

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 11, 2009

market development in Canada” The Canadian solar thermal market is taking up speed:  Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) published the preliminary results of a market survey that found the number of installed collector area to have doubled in 2008, from 61,000 to 125,000 m2. Source: NRCan

Slovenia: Coloured Air Collectors Replacing Typical Building Facades

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 21, 2009

air collector façade in Celje” A demonstration system for an air collector façade: 1.5 years ago, the Slovenian company Solar Thermo Sistems STS Inc. covered one part of the façade of the Technopark III building in Celje, Slovenia, with 88 m2 of air collectors. Photo: STS

Commercial combined Solar and Pellet Heating Systems (2004)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 14, 2009

Electrical heaters are often used as the auxiliary heat source for solar thermal heating systems, but the use of wood pellets in pellet stoves and pellet boilers is becoming more and more popular.

In Sweden, which is the most developed European market for pellet heating systems for one-and two-family houses, an estimated 30000 pellet heating units had already been installed by the end of 2001.

Manufacturer Founds Air Collector Association SAHWIA

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 23, 2009

solar air collectors of Solarwall” Air collector companies exist very much in the shadows of the manufacturers of water collectors. Therefore a Solar Air Heating World Industry Association (SAHWIA) is necessary. But not all manufacturers are pleased with the procedure that lead to the association’s founding. Photo: Solarwall

Canada Committed to Solar Thermal Energy

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 22, 2008

The first solar seasonal storage facility on the North American continent: Since September 2007, 52 single-family homes at the Drake Landing Solar Community in Okotoks near Calgary have been heated using 800 collectors of the Canadian manufacturer Enerworks and a ground reservoir with 140 boreholes. Photo: Enerworks

RETscreen Solar Air heating analysis

Submitted by Nigel Cotton on September 26, 2008

RETScreen International is a unique decision support tool developed with the contribution of numerous experts from government, industry, and academia. Over the coming months, Leonardo ENERGY will be publishing a series of webcasts on energy project analysis using RETScreen.

Solar Air Heating Project Analysis

This module discusses systems that use solar energy to heat air.

View webcast (30 minutes)


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