Solar Hot Water Articles

  • Case study - South Holderness Technology College

    South Holderness Technology College in Preston were already an Eco School Silver Award holder when they contacted Logic Energy having installed a multitude of renewable energy sources around the school. Their 6kW wind turbine and twenty-four 170watt photovoltaic panels combine to supply the College with energy whilst their 30 tube evacuated tube solar collection panels generate hot water that is ...


    By Logic Energy Ltd.

  • Ultrasteel Range Extension

    Despite the constantly changing landscape of the hot water and heating industry and the huge growth in combi boilers in the last 15 years, now accounting for over 75% of the market, the hot water cylinder remains a key feature of many water heating systems. Unvented cylinders are ideal for homes with multiple bathrooms ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Kingspan investing for the future

    The Kingspan Group has a proven track record of long term investing, recently seen at our state of the art facility in Portadown, widely acknowledged as the most advanced solar thermal manufacturing site in Europe. This is now followed by major changes at the ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Large parabolic solar baskets

    I have recently designed and started manufacturing large parabolic solar baskets which will be proved to be the most revolutionary tool to produce local power in farms, in industries and in villages and to decentralize world economy from oil based to soil based. My solar baskets are one type of parabolic solar concentrators with short focal length which will be produced at the cheapest rates even ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Q&A: A look at solar plane attempting round-the-world trip

    Two Swiss pioneers are attempting to fly around the world in a solar-powered airplane without a drop of fossil fuel. Here's a look at the plane and the pioneers behind it: HOW IS THE PLANE FLYING ONLY ON SOLAR POWER? Described by its creators as "an airborne laboratory," the single-seat Solar Impulse 2 has 17,248 ultra-efficient solar cells that transfer solar energy to four ...


    By Associated Press

  • Last tango for nuclear?

    The U.S. nuclear power industry’s three-step: Revival, long goodbye or state-aided life support. As pressure to reduce climate-changing emissions grows, nuclear power is drawing growing attention — for better or worse. In this piece, the first of a series of three being published at Environmental Health News with funding ...


    By Ensia

  • Case study - fuel-free power from solar thermal

    Middle East Technical University Campus, North Cyprus, Turkey Application Type: Solar Thermal Nominal Power Output: 18kW Thermal Heat Input: 200 - 400kW Hot Water Input Range: 170 - 225°F Hot Water Flow: 185 GPM Cold Water Input: 80-100°F Cold Water Flow: 220 GPM Date Commissioned: Q4 2010 Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Case study - Solar thermal In Louisiana

    Solar Thermal/ORC Application in the USA Site Location: Crowley, LA, United States Thermal Power Available: Up to 650 kWt Green Machine Gross Power Output Avg: 15-50 kWe Hot Water Input Range: 65-120°C Water Cooling Tower: Up to 600 kWt ElectraTherm partnered with its gulf coast distributor, Gulf Coast Green Energy, to commission a Green Machine for a project sponsored by ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Hotel Melia Las Dunas Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba – case study

    OVERVIEW The Hotel Melia Las Dunas has 925 rooms and suites. Fresh water arrives at the Hotel in a DN 200 steel pipe (8”). Water consumption daily average is 936 m3 (almost 250,000 US Gallons per day) with peak rates up to 190 m3/h (833 gpm). WATER SYSTEM CHALLENGES The domestic hot water for the site is produced by two sets of three boilers ...

  • Solar hot water system

    Solar hot water systems (e.g. residential) do not produce steam, for example. Thus, solar hot water systems cannot push a steam turbine and will not generate electrical power. Solar hot water systems are used for heating and hot water requirements, not electrical power. If this is offsetting electrical hot water or electrical heat, then these are more like 'negawatts' than Terawatts. Steam ...


  • Performance Verification for a Nursing Home’s Hot Water System

    CAS DataLoggers has provided the performance verification solution for an HVAC provider monitoring the efficiency of its solar collector water heating system installed in a nursing home. The company’s solar collectors are commonly used to heat residences, pools and hot tubs to provide cheaper hot water. ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Technical and economic analysis of a solar–assisted air–conditioning system

    This paper presents analysis aiming at assessing the feasibility and economic performance of a solar–assisted air–conditioning system for a middle class house under the climatic conditions of Tunis City. Two alternative cooling modes for the single effect water–lithium bromide absorption machine are considered, a water–cooling in association with a cooling tower and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Performance evaluation of parabolic dish type solar collector for industrial heating application

    From Indian perspective there is a large potential available for low cost solar water heating systems. The described system can instantly fulfil needs of hot water in industrial sector. This type of system can be used for heating boiler feed water, laundry applications and other steam generation applications. In general, concentrated solar collectors have high efficiency as compared to flat plate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Harnessing the Sun`s Energy for Water and Space Heating

    The pace of solar energy development is accelerating as the installation of rooftop solar water heaters takes off. Unlike solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that convert solar radiation into electricity, these "solar thermal collectors" use the sun's energy to heat water, space, or both. China had an estimated 168 million square meters (1.8 billion square feet) of rooftop solar thermal collectors ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Water for an integrative climate paradigm

    By the logic of the New Water Paradigm (NWP), it is deforestation, industrial agriculture, and urbanisation that determine climate by draining land, so that more solar energy re-enters the atmosphere as sensible heat, rather than latent heat of evaporation. Human-made 'hot plates' lead to irregular precipitation and other climate destabilisation effects, but these can be mitigated through ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The wave of the future?

    Green technology may be hot right now, but as Joe Sieber, Sc’64, can tell you, it takes some green—in the form of cold, hard cash—to bring to market even the best green energy idea. Joe has invented a way to extract energy from the waves found on any large body of water—oceans, seas, or lakes. His patented technology is simple, reliable, efficient, renewable, low-cost, and ...


  • No place like home for energy savings

    Apparently there is no place like home, even when it comes to fulfilling lofty wishes like fixing our energy supply. A recent White House task force on the middle class finds that our homes generate more than 20% of the nation's carbon dioxide emissions. If we make our houses more efficient, we can significantly cut emissions and reduce energy use by 40%, a move that could lower our bills by $21 ...

  • Renewable energy across the globe, 2007 status report

    The Renewables 2007 Global Status Report provides an integrated perspective on the global renewable energy situation. It gives testimony of the undeterred growth of electricity, heat, and fuel production capacities from renewable energy sources, including solar PV, wind power, solar hot water/heating, biofuels, hydropower, and geothermal. The report is the product of an international team of over ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • New Australian Government to ratify Kyoto Protocol

    The new Australian government is to be formed by the Labor party, which won the election on the 24 November. Labor’s renewable energy plan is part of a comprehensive approach to tackling climate change, which includes: Immediately ratifying the Kyoto Protocol. Setting a target based on science to cut Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent on 2000 levels by 2050. ...


  • The Effectiveness of Combined heat and Power Solar Water Heating Systems

    Abstract: Solar water heating in residential and commercial buildings is often provided by integrating a large number of domestic thermosyphon solar water heaters. The economic effectiveness of solar Domestic hot water heating systems depends mainly on its types and configurations. Thereupon in this paper, simulation models have been presented for the modeling of thermal and electrical ...


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