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Hughes, Bill; Mona, Lynn; Stout, Heath; Bierly, Mike; McAninch, Steve – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
"Against the backdrop of the daunting carbon-neutral energy needs of our global future, the largest gap between our present use of solar energy and its enormous undeveloped potential defines a compelling imperative for science and technology in the 21st century" (Lewis & Norcera 2006). Concurrently, the United States educational…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Energy, Heat, Water
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Wallace, William; Wang, Zhongying – Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 2006
China is the world's largest market for solar water heating systems, installing 13 million square meters of new systems in 2004, mostly in large cities. Municipal authorities, however, are sensitive to quality and visual impact issues created by this technology deployment. Therefore, there is currently a trend toward developing building integrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Heat, Technological Advancement, Urban Areas
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Stevens, Preston, Jr. – CEFP Journal, 1976
The proposed Niskey Lake Middle School is designed to have solar heating in half of the building, solar water heating for the entire facility, and solar cooling for the administration area. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Building Design, Building Innovation, Climate Control, Energy Conservation
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Brand, Lance; Warren, Ande; Fitzgerald, Mike – Tech Directions, 2006
Having students design and construct solar cookers is a great way to teach them about designing to meet human needs and about many basic global issues related to health and the environment. Because the activity includes solid content from the fields of math, science and technology, it is an excellent vehicle for technology educators who want to…
Descriptors: Heat, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Energy
Missouri State Dept. of Natural Resources, Jefferson City. – 1979
This booklet is intended to address questions most frequently asked about solar energy. It provides basic information and a starting point for prospective solar energy users. Information includes discussion of solar space heating, solar water heating, and solar greenhouses. (Author/RE)
Descriptors: Electricity, Energy, Facilities, Facility Improvement
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Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC. Div. of Solar Energy. – 1976
Solar system designs for 13 cities were optimized so as to minimize the life cycle cost over the assumed 20-year lifetime of the solar energy systems. A number of major assumptions were made regarding the solar system, type and use of building, financial considerations, and economic environment used in the design optimization. Seven optimum…
Descriptors: Climate, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Research, Energy Conservation
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Whipple, Chris – Science, 1980
The energy required to build and install solar space- and water-heating equipment is compared to the energy saved under two solar growth paths corresponding to high and low rates of solar technology implementation. (Author/RE)
Descriptors: Energy, Energy Conservation, Environment, Fuel Consumption
Scully, Dan; And Others – 1978
This publication is a collection of solar heating ideas for the do-it-yourselfer. The ideas are presented in a clear, simple and sometimes amusing way. Although written for homeowners, these ideas may be used in businesses and schools as well. Some ideas may make good student projects. The suggestions are illustrated and their costs and probable…
Descriptors: Building Design, Climate, Construction Materials, Cost Effectiveness
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Vienna, VA. – 1978
This course is designed for the use of employees of the air conditioning industry, and offers supervised correspondence instruction about solar technology. The following aspects of applied solar technology are covered: solar heating and cooling, solar radiation, solar collectors, heat storage control devices and specialty items, sizing solar…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Building Design, Building Innovation
Iker, Sam – National Wildlife, 1978
The future of solar heated homes looks bright. The increase in availability of solar hardware and information along with tax credits point to an increase in both solar water and space heating. Solar systems can add to the value of a house. (BB)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Energy Conservation, Environment, Environmental Education
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Fleeman, Stephen R. – Tech Directions, 2012
Renewable energy systems are beginning to appear everywhere. Solar modules are creating "blue roofs" that convert the energy from the sun into household electricity. Solar thermal systems on roofs can generate hot water. Wind turbines catch breezes to provide even more electricity. Recommendations for saving energy, specifying systems for…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Technical Occupations, Occupational Information, Work Environment
Gorham, Jonathan W. – 1979
This text is designed to provide teachers, students, and the general public with an overview of key solar energy concepts. Various energy terms are defined and explained. Basic thermodynamic laws are discussed. Alternative energy production is described in the context of the present energy situation. Described are the principal contemporary solar…
Descriptors: Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Heating
American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC. – 1978
In presenting the basics of solar heating and hot water systems, this publication is organized from the general to the specific. It begins by presenting functional and operational descriptions of solar heating and domestic hot water systems, outlining the basic concepts and terminology. This is followed by a description of solar energy utilization…
Descriptors: Building Design, Climate Control, Energy Conservation, Environment
Younger, Charles; Orsak, Charles G., Jr. – 1982
Designed for student use in "Energy Conservation and Passive Design Concepts," one of 11 courses in a 2-year associate degree program in solar technology, this manual provides readings, bibliographies, and illustrations for seven course modules. The manual, which corresponds to an instructor guide for the same course, covers the…
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Air Conditioning Equipment, Building Design, Climate Control
Ryan, Milton; And Others – 1982
This teaching unit serves as a guide for the installation of active solar water heating systems. It contains a project designed for use with secondary level students of a building trades class. Students typically would meet 2 to 3 hours per day and would be able to complete the activity within a 1-week time period. Objectives of this unit include:…
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Energy, Energy Education, Heating
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