Awareness Raising

  • UTILITY SUCCESS STORIES IN SOLAR WATER HEATING (2003)

    This paper was prepared by a collaboration between the Hawaiian Electric Company, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Lakeland Electric, Wisconsin Public Service and JEA in 2003. Four utility solar water heating success stories are mentioned from Hawaii, Oregon and Florida....

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  • Solar Thermal Solutions in Boston and the Northeast (2008)

    This PowerPoint was developed by KeySpan in 2008. It covers why they promote solar thermal water heating in the Northeast, applications, market barriers and a forecast for the future. The presentation introduces the different solar thermal programs that KeySpan offers...

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  • Solar Pool Heating – Thermo Dynamics (2007)

    This document was prepared by Thermo Dynamics Ltd. in 2007. Thermo Dynamics designs, manufactures and installs solar pool heating systems. They describe two types of solar pool heating systems — open loop and closed loop — and the flat plate collectors that are...

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  • Canada Shines With Solar Expertise (2010)

    This paper was released by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in 2010. The Vancouver Olympic Games showed large-scale success of solar thermal energy in Canada. Solar thermal modules supplied energy that supplied the Vancouver Olympic Village buildings and utilized...

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  • Solar-Assisted Technology Provides Heat for California Industries (2011)

    Created by the California Energy Commission, this brochure highlights the benefits of solar thermal collectors as it pertains to industrial development in California. It focuses on augmented solar thermal collectors and how they can be used to assist in a variety of industrial...

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  • Wright State Solar Tour Event (2010)

    This presentation was created by Wright State University. It provides information on the “Solar Tour” of their campus, focusing on their newly installed solar thermal hot water heating system for the campus swimming pool. Wright State University is committed to...

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  • Passive Solar Design in Wisconsin (2007)

    This fact sheet from Focus on Energy explains passive solar thermal heating system design in Wisconsin. Passive solar thermal heating utilizes the sun to directly heat buildings rather than using mechanical equipment. Passive heating can even work in buildings located in areas...

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  • City of Victoria: Solar Hot Water Ready (2012)

    This document was created and published by the city of Victoria, Canada. It provides information on solar thermal water heating and its benefits for new home builders in the area of. According to the document, electric water heating in a home accounts on average for about 25%...

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  • Low-cost Distributed Solar-thermal-electric Power Generation (2004)

    This report was written by A. Der Minassians et. al. of UC Berkley. It measures the feasibility of solar thermal systems used for electric power generation, which could compete for price parity with other sources of electricity. The paper claims that when using only low-cost...

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