Technical Guide for Architects and Designers: Forced Circulation Systems for Single Family Houses.

This technical guide provides explanations for architects and designers on the preparation and installation of forced circulation solar thermal systems in single family houses.

It provides information and technical criteria to privilege the installation of certain types of small solar thermal systems over other ones. It also investigates the architectural conditions, technical variables and technical specifications required for the correct integration of a Solar Thermal System in a conventional installation of domestic hot water. The document includes a glossary providing explanation on different terms and techniques.  

This technical guide was developed by UNDP in cooperation with the Chilean Minister of Energy, the Chilean Association of Solar Energy (ACESOL) and the College of Architects of Chile. The guide is also part of the Chilean Solar Programme, which supports the sustainable growth of the solar thermal collectors market in Chile. 

Document only available in Spanish 

Author: Global Environment Facility (GEF),  Chilean Ministry of Energy, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Date of publication: 2013

Pages: 14

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