POLYSOL is an EU-funded project, which started in 2011 under the 7th Framework Programme for Research for SME’s, with the aim to develop a modular all-polymer solar thermal collector for domestic hot water preparation and space heating which could be an alternative to conventional metallic collectors. This report summarizes the work carried out over the first nine months of the project, provides technical information and shares the results of the various simulation studies. These results show that polymer collectors can compete with the traditional metallic collectors. However they can only be used in specific market sectors (sufficient roof space is needed) or regions (better suited for Central or Southern European countries). Polymer collectors have also a positive impact on environment as they help reduce CO² emissions considerably, by 168.000 tons per year. This new techonology could also contribute to the creation of jobs in the European Union.
For more information on the POLYSOL project, you can visit the following web link.
Date: January 2014
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