Awareness Raising

  • Solar Chiller: Zero-net energy for building air conditioning in hot climates (2007)

    This fact sheet was created by Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo.  It provides information on solar thermal air conditioning strategies and potential programs in Brazil.

    The objective of this research was to determine how sustainable...

  • Solar Thermal Flat Plate Collectors (2011)

    This technical document was created and published by solar manufacturers Chromagen and State Water Heaters. It is a technical readout of their solar thermal flat plate collectors. The document lists and analyzes many of the key features of their collectors including the...

  • Solar Water Heating (2012)

    This presentation was created by Andy Walker who is the Principal Engineer at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The presentation was delivered at the 7th Annual North American Passive House Conference and focuses on solar thermal water heating in residential...

  • Central Plant District Cooling and Heating on College Campus (2009)

    This case study was written by SunChiller and All Energy USA. It focuses on a solar thermal air conditioning and heating system at Los Angeles Valley College.

    Construction on the system began in 2005 when Los Angeles Valley College decided it wanted...

  • Solar Energy Solutions for Multi-Family Housing (2012)

    This case study comes from the international solar energy company KU Solar. It profiles a solar thermal installation for a multi-family housing complex in Missouri, and provides a return on investment analysis.



  • Solar Thermal Alternative Residential Heating Methods (2011)

    This report was written by the Kotzebue Electric Association (KEA), which helps provide electricity to the indigenous NANA Region of Kotzebue, Alaska. It reports on test efforts at installing solar thermal heating systems in a number of homes in Alaska that were in need of...

  • Solar Thermal Cooling: technology, cost and case study (2014)

    This document was presented at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) event on Renewable Energy Applications for Island Tourism, held in Cyprus on 29-30 June 2014. A link to the event’s summary, agenda and documents is available ...

  • Solar Power Industry Report – Major Solar Thermal Players (2010)

    This report was released in 2010 by Floyd Associates. It is an industry report that discusses the market opportunity for solar energy, worldwide.

    It talks about all types of solar energy, and solar thermal in particular. There are pictures to show the concepts of different solar thermal...

  • Ithaca Park & Recreational Facility (2012)

    This case study was created by plumbing equipment manufacturer Frank P. Langley Co. It reports on a solar thermal installation for the Parks and Recreational Facility of the city of Ithaca, NY.

    Eight collectors connected to two 240 gallon tanks were...

  • EISG Final Report: Solar Thermal Heat Pump/Chiller (2008)

    This is a report on the Solar Thermal Heat Pump/Chiller the “Helisorber” that was done at the conclusion of a research project on the product funded by the Energy Innovations Small Grant (EISG) Program, administered by the California Energy Commission.


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