This report was developed in the framework of the project “Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative”, jointly funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Copper Association.
UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, together with the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea, have published a booklet on the result of their Mediterranean Investment Facility (MIF) programme. The main purpose of MIF is to create financing mechanisms in order to develop the use of renewable energy and energy-efficiency systems like Solar Water Heating (SWH) systems, Solar Photovoltaic systems and compact fluorescent lamps, in countries such as Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Montenegro and South Africa. Its other objective is to reduce the emission of CO2 and the
This paper, which was presented at the 39th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering taking place at Stanford University, California, from 24 to26 February, describes a simulation model of hybrid solar-geothermal heat systems for both heating-dominated and cooling-dominated buildings.