case studies

  • Laundromat Needs Create Thriving Solar Thermal Business (2008)

    This case study was written by Mondial Energy. It follows the company’s change from originally being a laundromat with a solar thermal hot water heating system to a successful solar thermal company.

    Alex Winch, owner of Mondial Energy, originally had purchased and operated a laundromat in...

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  • Mission Heights Condominiums Solar Thermal Hot Water Heating System (2007)

    This case study was written by Adroit Solar, a solar energy company in California. It profiles a solar thermal installation at the Mission Heights Condominium complex which provides solar thermal water heating to 116 residential units in 3 buildings.

    The installed system is an active...

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  • CSP Deployment in Mexico (2012)

    This presentation was created and published by Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad. It provides information on the current state of utility development in Mexico, and how Comision Federal de Electricidad is planning on using solar thermal power to fill in existing gaps.

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  • Solar Water Heating (2012)

    This presentation was created by Andy Walker who is the Principal Engineer at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The presentation was delivered at the 7th Annual North American Passive House Conference and focuses on solar thermal water heating in residential...

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  • Solar Thermal Alternative Residential Heating Methods (2011)

    This report was written by the Kotzebue Electric Association (KEA), which helps provide electricity to the indigenous NANA Region of Kotzebue, Alaska. It reports on test efforts at installing solar thermal heating systems in a number of homes in Alaska that were in need of...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy: The Time Has Come (2012)

    This white paper was written by William Guiney of Johnson Controls. It looks at the opportunities and potential for long-run development and wide spread use of solar thermal, especially for pool heating, space heating, and cooling applications.

    Of the...

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  • Solar Thermal Cooling: technology, cost and case study (2014)

    This document was presented at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) event on Renewable Energy Applications for Island Tourism, held in Cyprus on 29-30 June 2014. A link to the event’s summary, agenda and documents is available ...

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  • Ithaca Park & Recreational Facility (2012)

    This case study was created by plumbing equipment manufacturer Frank P. Langley Co. It reports on a solar thermal installation for the Parks and Recreational Facility of the city of Ithaca, NY.

    Eight collectors connected to two 240 gallon tanks were...

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  • Solar Thermal Applications (2012)

    This presentation was created by Bob Swartman of Solcan, a solar energy company based in Canada. It provides information on various uses of solar thermal energy and includes a few case studies and examples.

    The presentation begins by explaining how various designs of solar thermal water...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy Technology and Market Trends (2010)

    This presentation was created by Frank Proske, the Market Development Manager for Renewables at A.O. Smith Water Products Co. in Pennsylvania, USA.  The focus of the presentation is on the evolution and current state of various solar thermal technologies and the...

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  • Solar Hot Water in Alaska (2011)

    This presentation was written by Harvey Bowers of the Alaska Center for Appropriate Technology (ACAT). It provides information on solar thermal water heating in cold climates and uses a case study and examples from installations in Alaska to demonstrate how solar thermal can...

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