This presentation from Richard Andrews of Boulder Innovative Technologies, Inc. provides information on solar thermal air heating used to dry hops on the Andrews Family Farm in Colorado. Included in the report is a review of previous research into solar thermal hop drying as well as the results of various testing on site.
This report from Till Felix Reichardt of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) describes research into the various forms of solar thermal air-condition systems, and which would be best suited for use to meet the growing demand for indoor air-conditioning in Brazil.
During the 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Stimulation Association, held in Chambéry in August 2013, a case study on the design for decentralized solar district systems in France was presented by Philippe Papillon and Cédric Paulus of CEA LITENS INES.
This presentation was given by Dr. Anja Loose, of the Institute for Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering during the Heat Pump Summit 2013 in Nuremberg in October and provides an overview on the structure and work of the IEA SHC Task 44 on solar and heat pump systems.
This project started in January 2010 and will end at the end of 2013 and was initiated by the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme and the Heat Pump Programme
The work is divided among 4 subtasks covering the following aspects:
This report from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory relays the results of testing that was conducted on natural fluids in solar thermal systems for heat transfer and storage applications. The fluids in question, and which were used in the experiments and testing, included polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
This case study from the Hidley Farm in New York state discusses the farm’s use of a solar thermal water heating system alongside accompanying heating systems and other measures to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings on the property as well as reduce their carbon footprint.
This homeowner’s guide from Jax Metro Credit Union explains what kind of solar thermal water heating systems are best for use in northeastern Florida, how they can be used to reduce a home’s energy costs and carbon footprint, and what the key elements of installation are.