Awareness Raising

  • A Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plant Simulation Model (2003)

    This report was released by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 2003. It provides an overview of the Parabolic Trough model with details regarding performance, cost and economic assessment of design and technology variations. They compare modeled parabolic...

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  • Case Study on Measures to Support Solar Water Heating (2007)

    This paper was prepared by the research center, LEPII, and the World Energy Council in 2007. The report breaks down the total installation capacity, worldwide and identifies the largest installing countries in the world by per capita, cost and total systems. It also includes...

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  • 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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