This master thesis, presented at the University of Puerto Rico, explores the benefits of solar thermal water heaters installations. Research has proven that this technology contributes to a demand reduction and reduced power losses at the transmission and distribution levels, which results in reduced costs for both utility and residential customers. Thus, the increased system’s efficiency contributes to a considerable reduction in fuel and energy cost.
This document summarizes Thermoflow Software, which is used for design, stimulation, and cost estimation of power, process, heating and cogeneration plants.
This software was released in 1995 and has sold over 7200 licenses to companies in 75 countries. This software allows the user to find their solar field’s thermal performance directly, in detail. It can also estimate relative sun-collector angles and irradiance for a specified site.
This report made by Dr. Daniel Pahud presents results of research undertaken to analyse the heat demand of three specific buildings in the Heumatt area in Zurich, involved in a central solar heating plant with seasonal storage (CSHPSS) project.
The results presented in this study will provide information and data to produce a dynamic model for the whole system which will simulate the thermal performance to optimally size its main components.
The document is to describe a contract for supply of infrastructure and equipment for testing of solar thermal and institutional photovoltaic (PV) systems. The contract authority is the Project Task Force (PTF) of the “Renewable Energy Project (REP)”, in Lalitpur, Nepal for and on behalf of the Alternative Energy Promotion Center.
This 2009 Technical Assistance (TA) report from the Asian Development Bank outlines the support the Asian Development Bank can give to China for, among other issues, the development of a road map for concentrating solar power demonstration and deployment in the Gansu Province. In addition, it also has as objective to disseminate the knowledge to other provinces in China.
This document from the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California is an approval of a renewable portfolio standard power purchase agreement with Gaskell SunTower, LLC (Gaskell), owned by eSolar. This contract complies with the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) procurement guidelines. Gaskell SunTower, (LLC) is a new solar thermal generating facility being developed by eSolar.
This study from 2007 explores the potential for setting up in Australia large centralized solar heating plants with seasonal storage. These are long-term storage systems, which allow energy being collected in summer, and delivered in winter. The study aims to evaluate these systems - which already exist in Europe - in an Australian context.
Alongside the government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) officially launched a solar water heater project in Albania, with its first workshop in Tirana on the 4th of December. The project titled “Country Program of Albania under the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative” aims at installing 75,000 m² of new collector area in the country and supporting sustainable market growth targeting at annual sale figures of 20,000 m² by the end of the project in 2015.