Awareness Raising

  • Solar Thermal Technology (2005)

    This presentation is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare program on Sustainable Energy. It provides an overview of solar thermal technology including power towers, solar thermal cooling and storage technologies. Different concentrating solar...

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  • Liberty Box Testing Results (2012)

    This document was created and published by the City of Tallahassee, Florida. It reports on the City’s use of a “Liberty Box”, which is a solar thermal system that provides power to water heaters. The technology was created by Energy Design Solutions, and was...

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  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative of the Month: Town of Okotoks (2012)

    This report was created and published by the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP). It highlights an important and successful greenhouse gas reduction project from the town of Okotoks, the Drake Landing Solar Community.

    In 1998, the town of Okotos, Canada adopted a sustainable community...

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  • Solar Thermal Promoting Adoption (2010)

    This presentation was created by Jacques Roeth of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). It explains NYSERDA’s view of how best to further and advance the solar thermal industry and market in the US.

    The presentation begins by looking at the history...

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  • Solar Thermal Systems – For Domestic Hot Water (2011)

    This document was created by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. It extols on the benefits of solar thermal system usage for NY state residents in their homes, and provides resources for consumers to learn more about systems.

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  • Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research and Development Roadmap (2012)

    This document is a comprehensive technical report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It was created and published to identify the target market for solar water heaters and to identify cost and performance targets that must be met for systems to achieve significant energy savings....

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  • Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research and Development Roadmap (2012)

    This document is a comprehensive technical report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It was created and published to identify the target market for solar water heaters and to identify cost and performance targets that must be met for systems to achieve significant energy savings....

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  • Low-Cost Residential Solar Thermal Systems (2007)

    This paper comes from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). It reports on new technology being used in solar thermal systems, and the materials and designs that make this solar thermal technology possible and feasible for consumer deployment.

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  • Solar Air Heating for Municipal Facilities (2003)

    This case study focuses on the City of Toronto Vehicle Maintenance Garage and their switch to a solar thermal air heating system.

    The garage hosts the town’s garbage trucks and other work vehicles, so there was a need to both ensure airflow, and because of the cold temperatures of Toronto...

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  • 63-Unit Multi-Family Building (2011)

    This case study was create by solar energy company SunWater Solar. It details their installation on a multi-family residential building, a growing sector of the housing industry, and one that offers growth potential for solar thermal.

    The multi-family building where the solar thermal hot...

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