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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In order to achieve a larger solar contribution in a higher proportion of the housing stock, a new generation of thermal energy storage systems are needed. These storage systems must be compact, cost-effective, safe, clean and easy to handle. These challenges include the development of new materials and technologies, taking into account a set of […]
A self sufficient and secure water supply system is also provided, using the rainwater collected from the roofs, which is stored in shallow aquifers, through a system of drains, percolation pits, trenches and wells.
From the total registration received, 26 registrations came from Portuguese competitors and six were effectively submitted. The large majority of the registered competitors were young architects recently graduated, with ages between 20 and 30 years old and organized in teams, five projects from teams and only one from an individual. Most of the competitors had […]
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 . After the survey, cooperation was established with the Company of Housing of Sao […]
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 […]