This presentation was created by Andy Walker who is the Principal Engineer at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The presentation was delivered at the 7th Annual North American Passive House Conference and focuses on solar thermal water heating in residential settings. The presentation gives a complete overview of solar thermal water heating. It first explains the various components of systems such as collectors. Then it differentiates between the different types of systems such as direct loop and indirect. It offers case studies of mid temperature and high temperature systems. The presentation closes by presenting the various equations to measure solar thermal effectiveness.
Author: Andy Walker PhD PE