New Zealand

  • Solar air heating and cooling system with four new components

    New Zealand-based Sojol has designed a prototype of a solar air heating and cooling system which consists of a glazed solar air collector, a heat exchanger and a newly developed helical fan and delivers air at a desired temperature and an optimised flow rate and pressure level.
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  • collector labels Solergy (left) and Solar Keymark (centre top) as well as the EU Energy Efficiency label (right)

    Three labels in Europe – what are the differences?

    Labels and trademarks should give the end-consumer a clear feedback on the quality and performance of the labelled product. Currently there are three labels available for solar products or solar assisted heating systems in Europe, so there is an increasing need to explain the differences to...
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    IEA SHC: How to Turn Historic Structures into Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

    More than one-fourth of all residential buildings in Europe date from before 1945. Over the past decade, preservationists have taken to the idea of renovating historic structures in an energy-efficient manner. The planned IEA SHC task titled Deep Renovation of Historic Buildings Towards...
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  • 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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    New Zealand: Prized School Air Heating Project

    A New Zealand research project which deployed solar air collectors in schools to improve pupils’ health while reducing heat costs has garnered an award by the New Zealand Institute of Building this year. Robyn Phipps, Professor in Construction at Massey University’s School of Engineering...
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    Eurosun 2016: Innovative storages for solar heat

    Heat storage experts Mohammed Mehdi Farid from the University of Auckland and Wim van Helden from AEE INTEC explain how passive storage technologies and thermo-chemical materials can help to store solar energy for the winter.

    This video was filmed during the Eurosun 2016 in Palma (Mallorca)...
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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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  • Harnessing the Power of the Sun: Future of Solar Energy (2009)

    Owing to the significant potential that the country is offering, New Zealand’s Solar Industry association tries to promote the use of solar technologies in different sectors. The presentation comprises an outline of the available solar technologies – passive, photovoltaic and solar thermal –...

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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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