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This report was submitted by the Institute for Renewable Energy and EURAC Research of Bolzano, Italy in 2007. It is an overview on worldwide installed solar assisted cooling systems.
This document from 2008 looks into the efficiency of the design of hot water storage in solar thermal cooling facilities in single family buildings. Solar thermal installations, and in particular oversized facility elements, could result in higher costs and a lower than anticipated performance.
This paper produced by British and German researchers in 2006 sets out to correlate the collector area with cooling power and energy demand in absorption cooling systems.
The paper demonstrates that buildings with the same maximum cooling power, but very different load time series, require collector areas to vary by a factor 4 to achieve the same solar fraction.
This brief was put out by the associate director of the Green Institute in 2008. The purpose of this document is to plan a program to build on the current Minnesota state program – a solar rebate ending in 2009.
This study from 2006 published by Vitae Civilis analyses technical and financial alternatives to traditional water heating systems with a view to boost the development of new business models using solar thermal energy in residential, commercial and services sectors in South American countries.
This document from the International Energy Agency (2005) covers all aspects of solar thermal energy Different solar thermal technologies covered includes passive solar architecture; solar cooling; district heating; concentrating solar troughs, towers, and dishes; the solar thermal market.
It discusses the current market and policies, as well as worldwide potential of solar thermal energy for the future.
The paper was written by Cédric Philibert.
This document provides information on building types and climates of the countries involved in the EU project HighCombi.
The HighCombi project was launched in 2007 with a two-year duration and aims at the development and demonstration of solar thermal heating and cooling systems with high solar fraction. Co-funded by the European Commission, within the Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006), the project consortium involves twelve partners from six European countries (Greece, Spain, Italy, Romania, Germany and Austria).