Category: EuroSun2008-9

Requests for funding

The received requests for funding cover a wide capacity range, as shown in figure 3. 14 formal ques­tionnaires on participation were received and initial consultation was made in some further requests. The concepts were screened with respect to their potential in saving primary energy (compared to the existing air-conditioning installation, or, in case of new […]

Renewable Energy for the Empowerment of Rural Mozambique Women and Girls

B. C. Cuamba1*, M. L. Chenene, and A. Kalu2 1 Energy Research Group, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique, P. O. Box 257 2 Center for Advanced Water Technology & Energy Systems, Savannah State University, Savannah, GA 31404, USA Corresponding Author, boaventura. cuamba@uem. mzAbstract The lack of electricity and other […]

Solar heating

Two commercial companies decided to support this initiative and donated solar heating panels. One company (AES Ltd) is the only Scottish manufacturer of flat plate solar water heating collectors. The other (Solar Twin Ltd) markets a Scottish invented system which uses a freeze-tolerant flat plate collector and a PV driven circulating pump. Both these panels(about […]

Brazil

In the network are two universities: Faculty of Architectures and Urbanism of Sao Paulo University (FAU-USP) and Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife. The University of Sao Paulo undertook a study on the ambient comfort conditions and energetic efficiency in social flats [1]. After the survey, cooperation was established with the Company of Housing of Sao […]

Background

The solar thermal industry in Canada has been supported historically by the Federal Government through direct subsidy programs where 25% of the installation costs have been paid for. However until very recently this has not allowed renewable energy to compete with very cheap energy prices. The result has been the vast majority of solar systems […]