Solar heating

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    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency

    WECF is an international network of over 150 women's and civil society organizations implementing projects in 50 countries and advocating globally to shape a just and sustainable world

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    France
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Renewable energy

    Meteolien is an independent consulting and engineering firm specialized in renewable energies with over 15 years of expertise in consulting, developing and supporting projects around the globe. It has supported more than 110 clients in over 22 countries including France.

  • Objective

    Solar thermal technology can be used to provide heating for domestic or industrial uses. A solar heating system can capture the sun's radiation and use it for both hot water heating and supplement home heating by piping hot water through traditional or modern radiators, furnaces, or use it in hydronic system for in floor radiant heat. In most cases solar should be used with conventional power as a supplement, this way you never have to rely completely on the sun shinning. An important part of a home solar system is the controller. The controller senses input and output temperatures.

  • Knowledge partner
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    Country of registration
    United Kingdom
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency

    Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

  • Knowledge partner
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    Country of registration
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Forestry
    Transport
    Waste management

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan.

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Industry
    Infrastructure and Urban planning
    Transport
    Waste management
    Water

    The Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) is a non-governmental organization supported by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, promoting international cooperation activities related to climate change, global environment conservation, research, capacity building, and support

  • Background: The proposed system dehumidifies the air and uses its energy for water heating. The condensed water can subsequently be given back to the dried air in an evaporative cooling process; or when only dehumidification is desired it can be simply drained from the system. This unit can utilize the A/C latent load for domestic water heating resulting in significant energy savings for water heating and A/C. The system can control humidity in residential buildings resulting in comfort and significant health benefits.

  • Objective
    Technology

    Malmö Airport is part of Swedavia, the sustainable airport group that owns, operates and develops eleven airports across Sweden. Swedavia is an international role model today for developing airports with the least possible impact on the climate.