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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Heineken Creates First Carbon Neutral Solar Thermal Brewery in Austria

Posted on by Solar Fred

While there are many breweries today with a solar thermal component, global brewmeister Heineken has gone one step farther. It’s on its way to creating the first 100% carbon neutral brewery, which includes solar thermal, as well as innovative waste-heat-to-energy … Continue reading

Posted in Solar Hot Water, Solar Thermal & Solar Hot Water News, solar thermal for breweries, solar thermal for process heat |

Video: Solar Architects Through History: From Roman Baths to Today’s Solar Hot Water

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One of the first books on solar energy that I ever read was A Golden Thread: 2500 Years of Solar Architecture and Technology by John Perlin. Below, Perlin is interviewed about the (ancient) history of solar hot water and discusses … Continue reading

Posted in CSI Thermal Program, How Solar Works, Residential Solar Hot Water, Solar Business Resources, Solar Hot Water News, solar hot water resources, Solar Hot Water Videos |

An Architect’s Checklist for Considering Solar Hot Water for Multi-Unit Dwellings

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Solar thermal systems have recently been shown to be cost-competitive with natural gas for multi-unit housing. As a result, architects and developers are increasingly contacting Free Hot Water to find out if solar water heating systems can be integrated with … Continue reading

Posted in Architects and Solar Hot Water, pre-engineered solar thermal systems, Solar Business Resources, solar thermal engineering |