This paper from researchers with North Dakota State University was first published at the 2012 International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality. It investigates the use of CO2 as the working fluid in heat pump assisted solar water heating systems.
This case study from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation profiles the active solar thermal system on the Riverdale NetZero home in Edmonton, Canada. The solar hot water system is a key element of this award-winning, carbon-neutral demonstration house.
Check out here the second of Solarthermalworld.org's video interviews from SHC 2013 in Freiburg, Germany. The interview is taken with Maria Christina Munari Probst, Researcher at the Solar Energy Laboratory in Lausanne. Munari Probst discusses her research as part of a European project on the development and design of an unglazed coloured facade collector system.
This review gives an understanding of solar thermal technologies in Pakistan Realizing the importance and necessity of renewable energy technologies, the Government of Pakistan decided to establish the Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies. The Council aims to take up Research & Development and promotional activities in different renewable energy technologies.
According to the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), one of the major market barriers for solar thermal water heating systems is the installed cost. This presentation explores their work with industry partners to find technological solutions to this problem and help reduce upfront costs and payback periods.