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This report, which was published by the BlueGreen Alliance, provides an overview of the solar energy industry and its supply chain. The sections on solar thermal focus on currently installed capacity, opportunities for growth and manufacturing trends.
This case study from Vanir Energy describes a solar thermal water heating and air cooling installation at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, Beaufort, South Carolina. According to the report, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest single energy consumer in the U.S. and accounts for most of the government’s energy usage.
This presentation comes from a learning session presented by Oakland University. It looks at and discusses the economics of solar thermal, what solar thermal systems can provide to the built environment, and how solar thermal systems are made and designed.
This report is elaborated in the framework of the EU Solarcombi+ project, which aims to achieve a better market for small scale solar cooling systems in combination with traditional solar thermal systems. The report outlines system solutions for combined air conditioning, domestic hot water preparation and space heating. It also gives recommendations for the good design and a better efficiency for the solar thermal combi+ systems.
This presentation by Fraunhofer ISE compares standard solar thermal-driven cooling systems with a conventional cooling reference case and PV-integrated cooling. The presentation displays findings of the respective comparative study based on a system modelling in TRNSYS.
This presentation by the Italian National Agency for new technologies, energy and economic and sustainable development provides a case study of an innovative solar heating and cooling system with PCM tank installed at the ENEA CASACCIA Research Centre (ROMA).
This presentation by QPM assesses the state of Qatar’s solar cooling market and provides an analysis of the opportunities and challenges stemming from the climatic conditions, technological capabilities and financial sources. The presentation also highlights several case studies of applying solar thermal cooling in different countries. This analysis is done with the intention to support installation of an energy-efficient solar thermal cooling system for an outdoor park in Qatar.
This case study from Proterra Solar looks at one of the largest solar thermal cooling and hearing projects in Canada. The collector system was installed on the Oxford Gardens retirement home in Ontario.
This case study comes from solar thermal manufacturer Chromasun. It reports on a combination solar thermal heating and cooling system that was installed on a California healthcare facility, the Crow Canyon Medical Center.
Market sectors : Solar Cooling