EECA

  • New Zealand: Over 35 Years of Steel Absorber Collector Production

    For more than 35 years, Thermocell collectors have been exclusively manufactured in New Zealand. Developed and commercialised in the late 1970s by Professor Emeritus Arthur Williamson from the University of Canterbury, these patented collector types have been produced in Christchurch ever...
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  • Integrated Unglazed Solar Panel Development (2010)

    This is a presentation of the research done by the Environmental Energy Solutions Ltd. for the development and testing of their prototype solar heat system. The particularities consisted in the large, low cost solar collector integrated into the roof or wall cladding system and its integrated...

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  • Case Study: Dairy Farmers Milk Free Energy (2009)

    This case study is the result of a partnership between New Zealand’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), the country’s dairy farmers and technical experts, showing the benefits of solar water heating and waste heat recovery systems used to reduce energy costs.

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  • A Guide to Buying Solar Water Heating (2009)

    Because of the climatic conditions of New Zealand and the positive impact of solar water heating technologies the country’s authorities encourage the use of this type of installations. This resulted in the issuing of a free guide by the country’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (...

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  • New Zealand Report:An Inspection of Solar Water Heater Installations (2007)

    The New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and Building Research commissioned BRANZ to undertake an independent research study on the quality of solar water heaters in New Zealand, in terms of installation quality, energy performance and durability. Conclusions of...

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  • New Zealand: 300 m2 for a new Swimming Pool Complex

    The dream team: This team of installers from New Zealand-based company Solar Technology Systems needed only a few days to install 300 m2 of vacuum tube collectors on the roof of a swimming pool complex.
    Photo: Solar Technology Systems

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