This presentation from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) looks at both the current usage of solar thermal as a food drying and processing technology, and where current research could lead the technology in the future.
This presentation was created by Aquatherm Industries, Inc. and was originally delivered at the solar thermal conference Solar Thermal ‘12. It provides information on the current state of the market for solar thermal water heating systems in commercial pools, and the technologies that are thriving in the market.
This presentation by GIZ, German Society for International Cooperation, outlines the potential and demand structure for solar thermal heating in Thailand. The presentation identifies basic trends and investment distribution throughout the market, and informs about the solar thermal subsidy program initiated by the Thai Government.
This presentation by NEPSOLAR outlines various solar thermal collectors used in the Swiss dairy industry. The presentation introduces several case studies on solar thermal heating use through all steps of dairy processing and gives tips for the best technology choice for generating the different levels of heat.
This presentation comes from Queen’s University in Canada. It provides information on liquid desiccant air conditioning, background research on how this technology could be used with solar thermal air conditioning, and plans for a demonstration project.
This presentation by ESTIF has been presented at the 4th European Conference on Renewable Heating and Cooling in April 2013 in Dublin. The presentation gives an overview of what is needed to develop a Roadmap for solar heating and cooling technologies in Europe. Their Solar Heating and Cooling Technology Roadmap is expected to be completed by July 2013, and will include: goals, technological capacities and solutions for achieving energy efficiency.
This presentation comes from the North Carolina solar energy company FLS Energy. It provides information on financing for large scale solar thermal projects, and how it differs from traditional financing models.
This presentation comes from Puerto Rico’s Universidad del Turabo, and explores the benefits of solar thermal air conditioning, the technology that makes this application possible, and how its use can be expanded in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.