This presentation was created by Bob Swartman of Solcan, a solar energy company based in Canada. It provides information on various uses of solar thermal energy and includes a few case studies and examples.
The presentation begins by explaining how various designs of solar thermal water heating systems will impact the efficiency of the system, by way of making the point that purpose and design will impact the system functionally. Important aspects of this include heat load and solar radiation exposure.
Heat exchangers, pumps, and tanks are all explained in the presentation by way of photography of installed examples. Combination systems are explained and examples from multifamily residences and apartments are used to demonstrate.
Author: Bob Swartman
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