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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s special report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation contains a dedicated chapter on Direct Solar Energy. This gives a synopsis of the state-of-the-art and possible future scenarios of the full realisation of direct solar energy’s potential for mitigating climate change. It includes a detailed analysis of the different solar technologies, including dedicated sections on passive and active solar heating and cooling, and concentrated solar power (CSP).
Commissioned by the SCI Network, this report provides an overview of the different technologies for implementing solar heating and cooling systems in buildings.
This involves a survey of different collector types, a detailed comparison of different chiller types, and an assessment of the advantages and disadvantage of each system. The report also makes recommendations to prepare for implementation of solar heating and cooling system.
Interview with Philippe Papillon from INES, made during ESTEC 2011 conference in Marseille. Philippe speaks of his organisation's work on solar thermal energy. 30% of the 15-strong team's time is spent on system design and testing, with a main focus on auxiliary consumption and the reduction of cost of solar energy. They also work on component design, specifically targetting preliminary components as an effective way to reduce costs.
This is a paper presented by a group of German researchers during EUROSUN 2008 International Congress on Heating, Cooling and Buildings held in Lisbon, Portugal. Addressing the use of heat pump systems with boreholes together with solar thermal collectors, their project - „Unglazed Solar Collectors in Heat Pump Systems: System Concept and Dimensioning” – is linked with Task 44 of the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme.
The target of the present paper is to give an overview on commercially available Solar Thermal and Heat Pump Systems (SAHPS) and a review on available monitoring results of these integrated systems. It is the fruit of the research of German, Italian and Austrian specialists in the framework of IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme.
This is a presentation given by Prof Joachim Luther of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS).
Prof. Luther outlines in his presentation how energy consumption in buildings could be reduced in Singapore with the use of energy efficient technologies. The energy consumption of office buildings in Singapore is very high, but the use of different technologies and products such as solar heating and cooling can result in a substantial reduction of the energy bill.
This paper offers a format for commercial enterprises to make a financial analysis of a possible investment in solar thermal space heating and cooling for their commercial building. It was created and written by Tommy Cleveland et. al. of the North Carolina Solar Center.
This is a presentation delivered by Enerplan during the “Setting up the Right Incentives to Boost Solar Thermal in Europe” webinar organized on November 30, 2010, within the framework of ProSTO project, funded through the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.
This is a deliverable of the European Commission’s Altener Solar Combisystem Project, related to the IEA Task 26. The programme ran between 2001 and 2003, involving Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and The Netherlands.