Domestic Hot Water and Heating

  • Small-scale Solar Thermal Energy and Traditional Buildings (2008)

    This 2008 guide from English Heritage (the UK Government's Adviser on the Historic Environment within England) looks into the small-scale generation of solar thermal energy. The emphasis of the document lies on the practicalities that need to be taken into account for the installation of the...

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  • Solar Water Heating Fee-for-Service Programmes in the Caribbean Region (2006)

    This 2006 guidebook, prepared with the support of several institutions (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP); Blue Moon Fund; Oak Foundation; Green Markets International; Caribbean Solar Technologies Limited; Vitae Civilis Institute) provides electric utility companies...

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  • Business Prospects for Solar Water Heating in Brazil (2006)

    This study from 2006 published by Vitae Civilis analyses technical and financial alternatives to traditional water heating systems with a view to boost the development of new business models using solar thermal energy in residential, commercial and services sectors in South American countries...

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  • State Strategies to Foster Solar Hot Water System Deployment (2007)

    This paper from 2007 was written by the Deputy Director of the Clean Energy States Alliance. It starts with a short introduction talking about the past of solar hot water heaters and the growth that can come with the new technology. This report provides states with information, resource...

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  • Operation of the Solar Thermal Collector Certification Program (2009)

    This document from 2009 was put out by the Florida Solar Energy Council (FSEC). It presents details of the operation of the Solar Energy Standards Act whereby solar collectors may be rated for performance, examined for compliance to minimum standards and be certified by FSEC. This includes:...

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  • Karnataka State Aims for 100,000 Solar Roofs by 2013

    Karnataka State Aims for 100,000 Solar Roofs by 2013

    The Karnataka State Energy Department plans to set up at least 100,000 solar thermal roofs over the next five years, in order to become the number one in India in terms of renewable energy usage.
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  • Solar obligation by the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Solar obligation by the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    The state of Rio de Janeiro is the front runner in terms of solar building codes on a state level. In January 2008, its state government approved a law that makes the installation of solar water heating systems mandatory for public buildings.

     

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  • Solar Obligation by the Municipality in São Paulo

    Solar Obligation by the Municipality in São Paulo

    The huge city of São Paulo, with its approx. 19 million inhabitants, approved the first solar obligation on a municipality level in July 2007. Solar water heaters have since become mandatory in a wide range of new residential and non-residential buildings.

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  • Cold-Climate Solar Thermal Systems (2003)

    This document from 2003 compares two solar domestic hot water heating systems in cold climates to compare the differences. The two locations that were used were Wisconsin and Massachusetts. They used the same type of solar hot water system and broke down their findings and how specific...

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