This report from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory relays the results of testing that was conducted on natural fluids in solar thermal systems for heat transfer and storage applications. The fluids in question, and which were used in the experiments and testing, included polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
This case study from the Hidley Farm in New York state discusses the farm’s use of a solar thermal water heating system alongside accompanying heating systems and other measures to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings on the property as well as reduce their carbon footprint.
This homeowner’s guide from Jax Metro Credit Union explains what kind of solar thermal water heating systems are best for use in northeastern Florida, how they can be used to reduce a home’s energy costs and carbon footprint, and what the key elements of installation are.
Zinian He, of the Beijing Solar Energy Research Institute, gave a presentation on solar heating system for the transport of raw petroleum at the SHC 2013 conference in Freiburg last September.