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Manual for Solar Collector Installers (2004)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 20, 2010

This manual was prepared by Água Quente Solar, a Portuguese public programme promoting the use of solar panels for water heating.
The guide provides information and guidance on how to install a solar collector, things to take into account in terms of technology, weather, shadows, best location. Recommendations, best practices, monitoring, among other important details to respect for a proper and qualified installation of solar collectors.

Algeria: 20,000 Pupils Trained in Saving Energy

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 19, 2010

 Thermosiphon system in Algeria Over the last four years, more than 20,000 pupils from 60 schools have been taught about energy saving and the different types of renewable energy in Algeria. The Fourth Open House Day in Algeria has resulted in 15 new thermosiphon systems for schools. Photo: APRUE

Solar Air Conditioning Course (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 20, 2010

This presentation from the Canary Islands Technological Institute (Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias S.A.) in Spain is an example of a presentation outlining and promoting the structure of solar air conditioning training courses.

The presentation goes through the content of the courses, which are integrated in the framework of the SOLCO Project (Removal of non-Technological Barriers to Solar Cooling Technology across Southern European Islands).

Portugal: Training Programme for 5,200 qualified Installers

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 5, 2010

 Training Programme” The only way to receive the certificate of competence (CAP) as an installer in Portugal is to attend a 44- to 70-hour training, depending on one's previous knowledge of the respective systems. The entire course costs around EUR 600.

Uruguay: First Steps towards a Sunny Future

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 26, 2010

 flag of Uruguay For 180 years now, the sun has been given a prominent place in the flag of Uruguay. But it was just two years ago that the country actually started to make its first steps towards supporting the national solar thermal sector.

Seminar in Solar Thermal Organised by European Energy Centre (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 26, 2010

Integrated in the European project EMTEU, the European Energy Centre – Centro Studi Galileo Italy has organised in March 2010 two training seminars dedicated to solar energy, one to photovoltaics and another one to solar thermal.

The EMTEU project (Energy Management Technician in Europe) aims to contribute to the creation of a specialised workforce for the renewable energy sector in Europe.

Australia and New Zealand: Design Handbook for Large-scale Systems

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 24, 2010

 Australia Handbook” The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia (MPMSAA) and Sustainability Victoria jointly produced the Large Scale Solar Thermal Systems Design Handbook, which provides guidance in best practice approaches for designing large-scale solar hot water systems.

Inspection Checklist Solar Water Heaters (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 5, 2010

This is a template document used for inspections in solar water heating systems.

This template document was produced in the framework of the MED-ENEC Project (Energy Efficiency in the Construction Sector), an EU funded project promoting cooperation between EU and MEDA countries in energy efficiency.

This short inspection checklist includes different sections on general data about the system, visual inspection, testing and measurements, user opinion and action list.

Training Courses – ACS in Solar Cooling System (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 2, 2010

This is a presentation of SorTech AG, a manufacturer of small and medium scale adsorption chillers for cooling and air-conditioning applications, which was used for a training course on solar cooling systems.


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