Domestic Hot Water and Heating

  • Mexico: Pilot Polymer Water Heater Factory by 2016

    Mexico: Pilot Polymer Water Heater Factory by 2016

    Two well-known solar thermal manufacturers from the USA and Mexico announced at the beginning of June that they will establish a joint-venture to manufacture polymer-based solar thermal absorbers and collectors in the Mexican city of Cuernavaca. The factory, which receives monetary...
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  • Italy: Solar Thermal Municipalities Growing in Number

    Italy: Solar Thermal Municipalities Growing in Number

    Legambiente, one of the major environmental associations in Italy, releases a report every year on the diffusion of renewables at local level, highlighting the role of municipalities and stressing their commitment, for instance, to renewable use in public buildings (see the attached...
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  • Solar Hot Water: Value By Design (2011)

    This brochure comes from the solar energy company Heliodyne. It explains how solar thermal technology works, its benefits, and offers case studies of solar thermal water heating in action. This document would be useful to anyone interested in examining the current market for...

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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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  • Solar Water Heater Project: Design for Sustainable Communities (2009)

    This report was written by Professor Ashok Gadgil of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the University of California. The professor and a team of student researchers set out to design a solar thermal water heating system for use by native populations in...

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  • Solar Water Heater (2010)

    This report was written by Jean Cariou of the Global Energy Network Institute. It is a comprehensive study of the technology, the economics, and the feasibility of large scale solar thermal installations. According to the report, solar thermal water heating has the potential...

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  • Enhanced and Expanded Solar Thermal Test Capabilities (2011)

    This document focuses on new solar thermal test capabilities used in the certification of solar thermal collectors. The Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) created this document to help explain how their certification systems works and what the benefit will be to the...

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