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The Glass-Bottle-Can-Collector

Solar thermal for hot water for domestic and industrial use

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Solar thermal technology can be used to provide hot water for domestic or industrial uses. Recently, ‘combi’ systems have been introduced which can provide both space and water heating. Advances in the technology have provided so-called solar assisted air conditioning. The systems can be tailored to different needs and circumstances, such as industrial applications and domestic use.

Clean Development Mechanism market status: 

[this information is kindly provided by the UNEP Risoe Centre Carbon Markets Group]

Project developers of solar thermal energy projects in the CDM pipeline mainly apply the following methodologies:

ACM2 “Consolidated baseline methodology for grid-connected electricity generation from renewable sources”
AMS- I.C. “Thermal energy production with or without electricity”
Further information on these metholodogies can be found here.

As of 1 February 2010, there are 10 solar thermal projects in the CDM pipeline - 5 are registered and 5 are at the validation stage. [media:image:3]

Example CDM project:
Title: Federal Intertrade Pengyang Solar Cooker Project (CDM Ref. No. 2307)
The Federal Intertrade Pengyang Solar Cooker Project is located on the dry land of southern Ningxia in northwestern China. Implemented by Ningxia Federal Intertrade Co., the proposed project will install 17,000 solar cookers for the poor rural residents in mountainous areas with a rural population of 92,331 (or 20,341 households). The project will cover 83.6% of the households in the project region. The rating power of each solar cooker is 773.5 W and the total capacity of the proposed project is 13.1 MW. The proposed project will enable the rural residents to efficiently substitute solar energy for the fossil fuel (coal) used in daily cooking and water boiling - avoiding CO2 emission that would be generated by fossil fuel consumption.
Project investment: USD 900,000 million
Project CO2 reduction over a crediting period of 10 years: 357,230 tCO2e
Expected CER revenue (USD 10/CER): USD 3,572,300

 

The Glass-Bottle-Can-Collector is made from glassbottles, drinking cans and copper. It can be used for warm and cold climates (use a closed loop in freezing conditions). This model is very cheap but demands some efforts :). Made from mainly recycled materials! I made this system in Malaysia at Kahang Organic Rice Eco Farm where it is working now for almost half a year. Here you find a howto movie!

http://youtu.be/5b-1kyoIuiA

Please spread this knowledge and give me suggestions for improvements. As far I could find on internet, this idea has not been made before :) Thanks for everybody who supported me realizing this!

www.theturningwheel.org

 

Implementing Partners: 

 

Main Implementor: ‘TWIST: The Turning Wheel’ started in 2011 to make a bridge between universal knowledge and local wisdom by supporting intrinsic intentions for sustainable living with appropriate technologies.

Partners: 

Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), is an international network of over 100 women’s, environmental and health organisations implementing projects in 40 countries and advocating globally for a healthy environment for all.

“EarthCollective was founded in February 2006 by young professionals, graduates and students connected to Wageningen University, at the City of Life Sciences in The Netherlands. Together these individuals created the vibrant EarthCollective network to form synergies between colleagues and contacts which support the development of their positive ideas into viable initiatives

‘TWIST: The Turning Wheel’ is seeking a balance between local wisdom and universal knowledge. We believe that solutions are more sustainable when they are locally realized. Appropriate technologies can be made accessible and understandable for everybody. We consider individual inspirations and intentions as most important change.

 

Find here a 3 min movie about the highlights in 2011.

More info: theturningwheel.org

Contact: ttwheel@gmail.com

 

Location

Kahang
Malaysia
Stage of Project: 
completed
Main activity and output: 

 

The Glass-Bottle-Can-Collector is made from glassbottles, drinking cans and copper. It can be used for warm and cold climates (use a closed loop in freezing conditions). This model is very cheap but demands some efforts :). Made from mainly recycled materials! I made this system in Malaysia at Kahang Organic Rice Eco Farm where it is working now for almost half a year. Here you find a howto movie!

http://youtu.be/5b-1kyoIuiA

Please spread this knowledge and give me suggestions for improvements. As far I could find on internet, this idea has not been made before :) Thanks for everybody who supported me realizing this!

 

Expected impact: 

 

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replication on the farm and further

 

Information about costs: 

 

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about 50 euro for the copper coil and welding rods. 50 Euro for copper-welding tool.

 

Lessons learned: 

 

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It is a lot of work to combine different methods into one model. But it worked out well. Important to involve the local staff for implementation.