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  • USA: Contractor Runs 7,804 m² Collector System at Prestage Foods Factory

    USA: Contractor Runs 7,804 m² Collector System at Prestage Foods Factory

    There is now one more solar process heat installation in the US – and it is one of the country’s largest, too. Since October 2011, more than 50 people were working onsite, 7 days a week, to put the system in place. 84,000 ft2 of collector area (7,804 m2) are going to...

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  • USA: Florida Power & Light starts Solar Support Scheme

    USA: Florida Power & Light starts Solar Support Scheme

    Utility company Florida Power & Light (FPL) has just started a solar rebate programme on 21 June. FPL supports both PV and solar thermal plants run by private home owners, as well as companies. The programme is part of a five-year pilot programme the Florida Public Service Commission...

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  • USA: Utility Networking for Solar Thermal Energy

    USA: Utility Networking for Solar Thermal Energy

    A unique network promoting solar thermal energy has developed in the USA: The Utility Solar Water Heating Initiative (USH2O) launched in 1994 offers utilities, as well as companies related to the solar thermal sector, the opportunity of concerted advocacy initiatives, and exchanging...

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  • USA: New Solar Service Model Introduced in Florida

    USA: New Solar Service Model Introduced in Florida

    In late October 2010, utility Lakeland Electric in Florida and California-based renewable energy service company Regenesis Power launched a new programme for the promotion of solar water heaters. The Lakeland Solar Hot Water Service offers homeowners the possibility to purchase the energy...

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  • Site Inspection Check List (2003)

    This checklist was produced by the Florida Solar Energy Center and it is an example of the most important aspects to take into account while performing an inspection exercise of a solar system. The checklist covers the following order: solar access inspection; roof inspection; water heater...

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  • USA: 100th Anniversary of modern Solar Thermal Heater

    USA: 100th Anniversary of modern Solar Thermal Heater

    Pioneering solar water heater technology in California: William J. Bailey, a clever business man from California, started producing solar water heaters in his company Day and Night Solar Heater Co. exactly 100 years ago. The technology was based on Bailey´s own patent, which was approved...

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  • USA: Low Expectations and a Shift towards Commercial Systems

    USA: Low Expectations and a Shift towards Commercial Systems

    Commercial applications have gained momentum in the US over the last two years. The system shown in the picture is a project by the The Leveredge company from Florida. The 223 m2 installation heats up to 15,000 litres per day.
    Photo: The Leveredge

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  • Operation of the Solar Thermal Collector Certification Program (2009)

    This document from 2009 was put out by the Florida Solar Energy Council (FSEC). It presents details of the operation of the Solar Energy Standards Act whereby solar collectors may be rated for performance, examined for compliance to minimum standards and be certified by FSEC. This includes:...

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