This document, written by Tayyebatossadat P. Aghaei of the Global Energy Network Institute (GENI), illustrates the different applications of solar thermal and photovoltaic technology.
After a brief introduction on the history of solar energy, the document firstly explains the functioning of large scale solar thermal technology systems, differentiating between flat-plate collectors and concentrator collectors. This section includes also graphic representations of the different systems.
This is a presentation on solar thermal systems for heating residential water and floors. It was created by WSE Technologies, a solar energy company in Canada, and explains various aspects of solar thermal water and floor heating for individuals who live in Canada. The presentation starts by explaining why evacuated tubes are the best kind of system for dealing with the Canadian climate.