Standards

  • Germany: One Week, Three Global Solar Certification and Standardisation Meetings in Berlin

    Between 8 and 11 March, Berlin will be the venue of choice for standard and certification experts from all corners of the globe. Then, the city will host three international meetings to discuss standard and certification issues at European and global level: First, there is the meeting of...
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  • Quality Infrastructure Crucial to Emerging Markets

    In December 2015, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a comprehensive report on how to establish a quality infrastructure (QI) for solar water heaters on small-scale markets (see the attached document). The 76-page study is part of a series on Quality...
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  • Uruguay: The Battle for Market Growth Continues

    Uruguay, whose population of 3.4 million makes it one of the smallest countries in Latin America, has shown positive market development since 2007. Cumulated installed solar thermal power saw a notable increase from 1 to 9.5 kWth per 1,000 inhabitants. According to numbers...
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  • Egypt and India: UNIDO Supports Industrial Solar Heat

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) started two projects in the first quarter of this year with the aim of increasing the deployment of solar process heat: January of 2015 marked the launch of a 5-year programme in cooperation with the Indian Ministry of New...
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  • Latin America on Its Way to Solar Thermal Quality Standards

    Brazil is going to implement compulsory certification of solar water heating (SWH) equipment in 2015. Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Mexico already have laboratories for testing, and Costa Rica has recently set up one. Latin America is working through the regional Pan American Standards...
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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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  • How To – Solar Hot Water (2008)

    This is a how-to instructional guide on how to make your own solar thermal hot water heating system. It was created by the website GreenPowerScience.com. The guide explains how to devise a soalr thermal hot water heating system using a black rubber hose and a heat exchanger....

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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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  • EnerWorks Residential Solar Water-Heating (2005)

    This brochure was created by the solar energy company EnerWorks. It exemplifies the consumer- orientated business approach to solar thermal water heating systems for residential use.

    EnerWorks is a Canadian solar energy company. Their brochure highlights the many...

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