Awareness Raising

  • The Challenge of Solar Thermal Forecasting (2009)

    This report was prepared by the company Bright Source and submitted to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The report draws conclusions on solar thermal forecasting, based on several factors including sun position, solar field design, thermal mass/inertia issues, operating...

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  • Overview on Worldwide Installed Solar Cooling Systems (2007)

    This report was submitted by the Institute for Renewable Energy and EURAC Research of Bolzano, Italy in 2007. It is an overview on worldwide installed solar assisted cooling systems. Technical properties of the plans are listed and the dimensioning of single components is...

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  • Analysis of Solar Thermal Water Heaters on Peak Demand (2008)

    This report was prepared with cooperation from the University of North Florida and JEA local utility company in 2008. These two partners are responsible for building the UNF Clean and Renewable Energy lab, focused to educate students and explore alternative approaches to meet...

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  • The History of Solarize (2012)

    This presentation was created by Resource Consultants for Solar Oregon. It provides information on the Solarize program, which is a community group purchasing for solar thermal systems.

     

    In the Solarize program, a...

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  • Solar Thermal Case Study: Shouldice Hospital (2012)

    This case study was written by by Gemco Solar. It profiles a solar thermal water heating and air cooling and heating system they installed on the Shouldice Hospital in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

    Displacing a natural gas and electric based system,...

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  • DIY Serpentine Solar Water Heating (2009)

    This design manual was created by the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group, which focuses on fostering sustainable growth in developing countries. This specific project is the serpentine solar water heating system.

    The serpentine solar water heating system design uses the thermo-...

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  • U.S. Solar Market & Federal Policy Update (2011)

    This presentation was created by Justin Baca and Scott Hennessey of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). It provides an overview of the current state of the US solar market, with a focus on solar thermal on pages 13-17; and an overview of US Federal Policy towards...

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  • 2009 Updates and Trends – IREC

    This report was from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Annual Meeting in October, 2009. The report is broken down to cover state incentives & policy trends, solar installation trends, net metering & interconnection updates & trends, and workforce...

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  • Solar Thermal Collector Market in IEA Member Countries (2002)

    This was a study prepared by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2002. The study documented the collector areas previously installed in the 22 IEA member countries and to identify the contribution of solar plants to the supply of energy and how it cut down on CO2...

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