This report was prepared by SFEnvironment and explains the basics of solar water heating as they relate to residents of San Francisco, CA.
SFEnvironment describes in detail the basics of solar water heating technology, what is required in terms of system sizing, cost and special incentives provided by the California Solar Initiative (CSI).
The documents summary lists several benefits of using solar thermal technology for domestic hot water heating; creation of new jobs in the solar energy sector, cost savings and reduction of carbon emissions.
This document was prepared by the University of Colorado Solar Decathlon Team.
The Solar Decathlon challenge is organised by the U.S. Department of Energy and calls for 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.
This document goes through the solar house built by the University of Colorado, making an in-depth energy analysis. The house combines different technologies, including solar thermal energy.
The Barcelona Solar Thermal Ordinance has been in place since 2000. Reviewed in 2006, this piece of local legislation was pioneer for a city in Europe.
This factsheet was created by Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy; which is a public-private partnership that offers information on energy services to utility customers in Wisconsin. The focus of this factsheet is the various applications of solar thermal heating systems in commercial settings.
This document, prepared by the New Zealand Solar Industry Association (SIA), is an example of a guide explaining how to obtain approval from a building consent authority for a solar thermal system installation.
This guide was done with the support of SWH suppliers, builders, homeowners’ agents and architects by explaining typical information needed for a SWH building consent application. It is meant to assist in preparing plans, specifications and general documentation needed for a building consent application.
This document was prepared by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and describes how a New England Dairy farm uses solar energy to reduce cost and lower carbon emissions.
In 2008 Oakhurst Dairy installed 2,500 square feet of solar panels on the roof of their headquarters in Portland, Maine to heat water for case washing. This is one of the largest solar thermal systems in the northeastern US.