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This document was created and published by the University of Minnesota. It explains how solar thermal cooling works, and takes a look at the parts of solar thermal cooling systems that allow it to operate.
This presentation was compiled by the utility solar water heating initiative US H2O. It features 4 different reports on innovations which are helping advance the development of the solar thermal market.
This presentation was given as Tsinghua University in 2011, and gives a chronological overview of the rapid development of China's solar thermal market since 1978, where research first began. The research projects described in the presentation have successfully commercialised solar water heating, which had a 50.8% market share of Chinese water heating in 2008.
This presentation was given by Professor Christopher Menke at the Hanoi Energy Expo in 2010. It gives a detailed overview of global solar thermal market development, including information on global and national capacity and market growth (for example an increase in collector installations in 2009 of 25% compared with 2008). A differentiation is made between the Thermosiphon systems preferred in Asian, African and ME countries; and the pumped systems that are more common in Europe, the US and Australia.
This presentation was given by German consultancy SiNERGi in 2009, and gives a broad overview of the solar thermal market in Europe, with a specific focus on Germany. It describes how the European market has broadened from predominantly domestic solar water heating systems to include a high share (45%) of combined systems for DHW and room heating, as well as growing numbers of collective systems and district heating systems.
This presentation was created by Werner B. Koldehoff of the German Solar Industry Association and was originally presented at the 7th Annual Germany California Solar Day in Los Angeles, CA.
This presentation was created by Les Nelson of Western Renewables Group. It provides information on how solar thermal heating and cooling applications are being used in a wide array of settings.