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Maximizing Solar Power: Solar Thermal Energy for Domestic Use in New Zealand
Engineering and Construction
Pages 7 (1757 words)
Maximizing Solar Power: Solar Thermal Energy for Domestic Use in New Zealand by: [student’s name] [course number] [professor’s name] [date of submission] Table of Contents Introduction 3 Methodology or Research Plan 3 Results 4 Conclusions and Recommendations 9 References 12 Appendices 14 The purpose of this report is to determine the extent of solar thermal energy use in New Zealand and explore the various enabling and limiting factors that affects its uptake rate.
According to the resources found for this study, energy efficiency of solar thermal power parallels that of the energy efficiency of fossil fuels, hence it is a viable alternative for electricity generation. Moreover, since the solar power is natural, it has no hazardous by-product and it is a renewable resource so it can be used indefinitely. This research has discovered that one reason for the low uptake for solar technology is the high cost and the lack of awareness among building and construction professionals. Solar Thermal Energy for Domestic Use in New Zealand Introduction In a country utilizing various renewable energy sources, demand for solar power in New Zealand is expectedly small and limited. It is confined mostly to water heating in domestic and commercial settings. But as the demand for energy grows, and the cost of generating electricity through coal is becoming more expensive, and researchers are now tapping into renewable power sources and are trying to discover new uses for solar power. This paper hopes to discover the value of using solar thermal energy in New Zealand households. ...
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