energy efficiency

  • Solar retrofit of Kiev´s childcare facilities

    In mid-December, several websites reported about the installation of solar water heaters at four preschools in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev. The photo shows the 20-collector system on the roof of Playi, which is among the city´s most technically advanced nurseries. Photo: budport...
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  • Passive Solar Design in Wisconsin (2007)

    This fact sheet from Focus on Energy explains passive solar thermal heating system design in Wisconsin. Passive solar thermal heating utilizes the sun to directly heat buildings rather than using mechanical equipment. Passive heating can even work in buildings located in areas...

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  • Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Program (2010)

    This factsheet comes from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. It provides information on the Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Program, and is targeted at residents and homeowners in Massachusetts.

    Massachusetts has a rebate program for those who install...

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  • Central Plant District Cooling and Heating on College Campus (2009)

    This case study was written by SunChiller and All Energy USA. It focuses on a solar thermal air conditioning and heating system at Los Angeles Valley College.

    Construction on the system began in 2005 when Los Angeles Valley College decided it wanted...

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  • The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan for Lebanon NEEAP 2011-2015

    This report presents the national energy efficiency action plan (NEEAP) for Lebanon for the years 2011-2015. The action plan is presented in two different formats: Section 1- including the 14-initiative narrative NEEAP, and Section 2- including the tabulated format. The proposed NEEAP is also...

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  • Industrial Perspectives in Solar (2012)

    This presentation - made by Sonnenkraft's Christian Sadler - examines recent develoments in the European solar thermal market, and looks forward to likely developments in the next years. It begins by highlighting thtat the heating sector accounted for 48% of the EU's energy...

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  • Energy [R]evolution. A Sustainable EU 27 Energy Outlook (2012)

    This report was commissioned to the German National Centre for Aerospace, Energy and Transport Research by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC). It concludes that around half a million jobs could be created in Europe by 2020 if renewables energies and...

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  • New Technical Solutions for Energy Efficient Buildings (2011)

    Commissioned by the SCI Network, this report provides an overview of the different technologies for implementing solar heating and cooling systems in buildings.

    This involves a survey of different collector types, a detailed comparison of different chiller types, and an assessment of the...

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  • Solar and Energy Efficient Buildings. Potential and Technologies (2009)

    This is a presentation given by Prof Joachim Luther of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS).

    Prof. Luther outlines in his presentation how energy consumption in buildings could be reduced in Singapore with the use of energy efficient technologies. The energy...

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  • Solar Board (2009)

    The presentation of the Mesa Solar project occurred during the “International Solar Energy Forum on the Development of Solar Technology and Industry under the Financial Crisis” in Lanzhou, China. The goal of the presentation was to attract investors by raising the awareness about Uruguay’s...

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