New Zealand, Air Heating

  • Russian scientist unveils polymer air collector

    Yuri Avetisyan, a young Russian scientist at the Don State Technical University, has presented a newly developed, polymer-based air collector. A news item which was published on the university’s website on 20 August stated that the collector could be used to heat greenhouses in the...
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  • 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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  • Solar Thermal Heating (2009)

    This brochure was created by CareyGlass Solar. It explains how solar thermal water and air heating function, and the various technologies that make this possible.

    The report details how solar thermal collectors are able to capture the heat of the sun and then pump that energy through a...

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  • Savings from Heating with Solar Air (2009)

    This document was created and published by Gerald van Decker of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). It provides information on what kind of savings can be expected from installing solar thermal air heating systems. For more information on solar thermal...

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  • Heating your Home with Solar Air (2009)

    This bulletin was written by Brian Specht of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). It provides information on solar thermal air heating for residential buildings.

    Residential solar thermal air heating works by placing collectors on the...

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