Domestic Hot Water for Single & Multi-Family Houses

Domestic Hot Water for Single & Multi-Family Houses

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Domestic hot water refers to the heated water used for domestic purposes. Energy consumption for domestic hot water depends on various factors, i.e. consumption patterns: how much hot water is used and the increase in water temperature required (difference between the inlet and outlet temperature). We can consider that, on average, the annual domestic hot water consumption in developed countries is around 1000 kWh per person(1). Read More...

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A Strategic Planning Guide for Cities in Developing Countries

A Strategic Planning Guide for Cities in Developing Countries

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As the world’s population continues to move into cities and urban energy demand increases, local offi cials – especially those in developing countries – are increasingly under pressure to address a range of energy, economic, and climate priorities. Cities, for example, produce approximately three quarters of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and account for a similar proportion of the world’s energy demand. Read More...

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Guide for Solar Heating & Cooling Awareness Raising Campaigns

Guide for Solar Heating & Cooling Awareness Raising Campaigns

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This “Guide for solar heating and cooling awareness raising campaigns” serves as a practical guide to assist those actors interested in promoting solar heating and cooling, As such, it addresses the design and implementation of awareness raising campaigns.
This guide is conceived as a chronological step by step approach. Every stage of the campaign (conception to evaluation) and every aspect (design to project management and financing) are covered, and practical tips are proposed for every step. Read More...

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Guide on Standardisation and Quality Assurance for Solar Thermal

Guide on Standardisation and Quality Assurance for Solar Thermal

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This “Guide on standardisation and quality assurance for solar thermal” aims at explaining the relevance of quality assurance for a sustainable market development, besides providing an overview of quality assurance measures applied to solar thermal products and installations around the world. It also indicates some possible steps in order to set up a quality assurance system in a country. Read More...

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Guidelines for policy and framework conditions

Guidelines for policy and framework conditions

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Solar thermal is a mature and well established technology in many regions around the world. Taking into account its potential, often the market uptake lags behind. Th ere are diff erent reasons, diff erent barriers that hinder the development of the technology. Adequate policies and framework conditions can enhance market growth. Read More...

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Integrating Solar Thermal in Buildings – A Quick Guide for Architects and Builders

Integrating Solar Thermal in Buildings – A Quick Guide for Architects and Builders

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“Integrating Solar Thermal in Buildings – A quick guide for Architects and Builders” aims at promoting solar water heating (SWH) systems to architects and builders from developing countries and help them consider integrating SWH applications in their designs. Intending to be a useful handbook, this “Quick Guide” provides a compact overview of the technology and its main characteristics. Read More...

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LabelPack A+

LabelPack A+

LabelPack A+ is coordinated by Solar Heat Europe and runs under H2020. The purpose of the project is to inform individuals about Energy Labelling with focus on the package label for highly efficient combinations of conventional and renewable heating systems. It aims at supporting professionals in the heating market to better approach their responsibilities within this legal framework and help the end-consumer to get the most out of the energy labelling and to make more efficient choices. Read More...

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FROnT: Fair RHC Options and Trade

FROnT: Fair RHC Options and Trade

The purpose of FROnT initiative was to promote a level playing field for Renewable Energy Sources - Heating and Cooling (RES-H&C) in Europe, and develop strategies for its greater deployment. Created in March 2014 and co-funded by the IEE programme, FROnT was a consortium of national energy agencies, research institutes, NGOs and trade associations. Read More...

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Andreas Haller

Andreas Haller

After his studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Mr Haller has worked in different Solar Energy organisations as leadership positions. In 2015, Mr Haller became the head of Engineering of the solar energy systems division. Read More...

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Harald Drück

Harald Drück

Dr.-Ing. Harald Drück is a Mechanical Engineer who has been working at the Institute for Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering (ITW), University of Stuttgart for more than 19 years. Since 1999, he is the head of the Research and Testing Centre for Solar Thermal Systems (TZS). Read More...

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