Awareness Raising

  • Heating your Home with Solar Air (2009)

    This bulletin was written by Brian Specht of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). It provides information on solar thermal air heating for residential buildings.

    Residential solar thermal air heating works by placing collectors on the...

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  • Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians in California (2010)

    This is a California Occupational Guide produced and published by the The California Employment Development Department - Labor Market Information Division with a grant from the United States Department of Labor. It provides potential solar thermal installers and technicians on...

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  • Solar Water Heating – Natural Gas Assisted or Stand Alone Solar?" (2011)

    This presentation was created by Paul Outram of Sun Earth Inc. It provides background information on solar thermal water heating technology, and finishes by making the case for the necessity of hybrid natural gas – solar thermal water heating systems. The presentation is illustrated with...

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  • Solar Thermal Air Conditioner: Method Of Operation (2010)

    This diagram was created by IceSolair. The diagram explains the methods and modes of how solar thermal air conditioning systems operate, it also looks at the various parts and technologies that allow the system to work, and it shows how the system works in reverse for heating...

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  • Solar Power for Tomorrow's World (2011)

    This presentation was created by Ken May of Abengoa Solar, and was published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). It explains the potential of solar thermal hot water heating to displace conventional electric use and create long term utility savings.

    According...

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  • The Value of Concentrating Solar Power and Thermal Energy Storage (2010)

    This is a technical paper written by the National Renewable Laboratory, a division of the US Department of Energy. The report looks at the value added by thermal energy storage to concentrating solar power in the southwestern United States. The analysis by the authors shows...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy Production: The Next Generation (2007)

    This presentation was creating by Jeff Curry of Lakeland Electric, and was first presented at the 2007 Southeast Solar Summit hosted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It focuses on a solar thermal hot water heating utility offered to residential homes in Florida. A...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy (2007)

    This document was prepared in 2007 by the University of Gavle. The document gives a detailed introduction to solar thermal power, as well as descriptions of various energy applications and active and passive solar heating systems.

    The report breaks...

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  • AN Introduction to Solar Pool Heating Systems

    This report was prepared by the Canadian Solar Industries Association and provides a basic overview of solar pool heating systems specific to Canada.

    Benefits of using solar pool heating systems are explained in the report as well as advantages of solar vs. gas heaters and heat pumps....

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  • Solar Thermal Trends, Performance-Based Incentives, and RPS (2012)

    This presentation was created by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and was presented originally as a webinar. It focuses on trends in solar thermal and the implementation of solar thermal technology as part of renewable energy statewide portfolios. In 2011, the largest...

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  • Thermoelectric: Direct Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (2008)

    This report was arranged by Terry M. Tritt (Clemson University, USA), Harald Böttner (Fraunhofer Institut für Physikalische ebtechnik, Germany), and Lidong Chen (China Academy of Sciences, China). The report provides a brief history and overview on the field of...

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