The Trainenergy project ran from September 2009 to September 2011, with the objective to produce a training programme about the EU Energy Performance of Building and the Energy End-Use Efficiency and Energy Services Directives for tradesmen in the construction industry. The project was run in Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Denmark. This module presents the best renewable sources that offer heating at virtually zero carbon emissions, solar water heating being the first technology to be assessed.
The project aimed at providing extensive knowledge about solar thermal technologies by describing the different types of systems, evaluating collector technologies and analyzing the requirements of system design and sizing. It presents the multiple applications of solar water heating for households and their efficiency based on the technologies used.
In addition to the technical details, the research emphasizes the importance of the European standards in place, as well as the geographical factors that directly influence the performances of solar thermal technologies.
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