The University of Constantine, in Algeria, together with the Hydrometeorology Institute of Oran, developed a spherical solar collector with a cylindrical receiver. The results of their experiment were presented at the 16th International Thermal Days conference taking place in Marrakech last November.
The presentation focuses on the mathematical models used and on the analyses of the experimental data. The experiments was done during a clear summer day and covered 4 consecutive hours.
This presentation was given during a lecture at the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa and provides information on the measurement and verification standard guidelines and procedures applied to calculate the energy savings resulting from domestic solar water heating systems. This guidelines have been developed to assess the performances of high pressure and low pressure solar water heating systems.
This presentation from the University of Vermont provides information on their research into using solar thermal water heating systems in a crop-producing greenhouse facility. Their goal was to grow crops in the greenhouse out of season without relying on fossil fuels.
This policy document from the City of Bellingham Building Development department provides information to contractors and homeowners on the conditions that must be met for a solar thermal water heating system to not require a permit.