This report, from the IEA SHC Task 41 Solar Energy and Architecture, provides a series of criteria and guidelines for product and system developers in order to design solar thermal systems which integrate into the overall architecture of buildings.
The document focuses on general architectural integration issues and gives recommendations on system development. It analyses 3 solar thermal technologies (glazed flat plate, unglazed flat plates and evacuated tubes collectors) and explain which options to consider to integrate them in the building architecture.
This report on the development of the solar cooling market, from Jeremy Osborne of Solem Consulting, was presented at the Australian Solar Cooling Conference in Sydney in 2013.
It first provides an overview of the overall Australian solar thermal market and then focuses in particular on solar cooling industry and how it can learn from the solar thermal industry in order to grow its market.
This presentation, given by Jan Erik Nielsen of PlanEnergy at an Energy Platform Workshop in Zurich, gives an overview of the solar district heating market in Denmark and its evolution until 2050. The objective of Denmark is to phase out fossil fuels by 2050 and to only rely on renewable energy for heating and electricity by 2035.