At the SHC 2013 conference in Freiburg last September, Gabriele Lobaccaro, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Francesco Frontini, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, gave a presentation on solar energy in urban environment and showed how urban densification can affect existing buildings.
This report is written in French
The University of Constantine, in Algeria, conducted a study on a solar heating system
s using low temperature radiators, which was presented at the 16th International Thermal Days conference taking place in Marrakech last November.
This document gives an overview of the Global District Energy Climate Awards that were attributed in 2013 for different projects related to district heating and cooling systems around the world. A short description of each project is provided.
In the category “Awards of Excellence”, awards were attributed to municipal schemes serving more than 10.000 citizens not only for new schemes but also for expansion and modernization projects. In that same category, awards were given to small and medium communities serving less than 10.000 citizens as well as campus-sized systems.
This case study from Adroit solar explains how the solar thermal water heating installation company implemented a new solar hot water system for the Hill ‘n Dale Townhomes in San Diego, CA when the residential complex’s solar water heating system, which had been installed and in use since the 1970’s, needed to be replaced.
Brazilian researchers Maurício Medeiros et al. from the Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná set out to simulate the ideal arrangement for a solar thermal water heating system that could be used in rural, low-income areas of Brazil. The researchers utilized the software program MATLAB to determine the best set-up for a combination system.