Solar hot water systems publications

By January 14th, 2011

The following publications detail the work involved in the development of CSIRO’s Solar hot water systems.


Morse, RN, Davey ET, 1977, ‘Solar heating’, U.S. Patent Number 4,021,895.

Books and book chapters

Morse RN, 1992, Development of solar steam generator using evacuated tubular collectors, Energy Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, 93/165, 23 pages.

Morse, RN, 1988, Energy, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Parkville, 69 pages.

Morse RN, Siemon JR, 1976, The role of forests as a source of solar energy, Institute of Wood Science, Australian Branch, Highett, Vic, 10 pages.

Morse RN, Siemon JR, 1976, Solar energy for Australia: the role of biological conversions, CSIRO, Melbourne, 6 pages.

Morse RN, 1975, Solar energy for Australia, The Institution of Engineers, Australia, 6 pages.

Morse RN, Cooper PI, Proctor D, 1974, Report on the status of solar energy utilization in Australia for industrial commercial and domestic purposes, CSIRO, Melbourne, 45 pages.

Morse RN, Morse FH, 1974, Joint meetings on solar energy utilization, 19th February-1st March, CSIRO, Melbourne, 118 pages.


Morse RN, 1988, ‘Solar energy’, In: Technology in Australia 1788-1988: A Condensed History of Australian Technological Innovation and Adaptation During the First Two Hundred Years, Madigan RT (ed), Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Melbourne, Energy, 11: 777-790.


Proctor D, Morse RN, 1977, ‘Solar energy for the Australian food processing industry’, Solar Energy, 19: 63-72.

Morse RN, 1968, ‘The construction and installation of solar stills in Australia’, Desalination, 5: 82-89.

Morse RN, Kowalczewski JJ, 1967, ‘A rational basis for human thermal comfort’, ASHRAE Journal, 9: 72-77. (ASHRAE is the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

Morse RN, Read WRW, 1967, ‘The development of a solar still for Australian conditions’, In: Mechanical and Chemical Engineering Transactions of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, MC3: 71-80.

Morse RN, 1964, ‘Australian Refrigeration’, Air Conditioning and Heating, 18: 58.

Close DJ, 1962, ‘The performance of solar water heaters with natural circulation’, Solar Energy, 6: 33-40.

Bates, 1941, Cane Growers Quarterly Bulletin, July.


Morse RN, 1978, ‘Solar industrial process heating for can warming at Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia’, SES Report, CSIRO, Melbourne, 10.

Morse RN, Kowalczewski JJ, 1966, ‘Thermal comfort in a hot environment’, Internal Report, CSIRO Division of Mechanical Engineering, 40, 8 pages.

Morse RN, 1964, ‘Solar water heaters’, Circular, CSIRO Division of Mechanical Engineering, 2.

Close DJ, 1962, ‘Flat plate solar absorbers : the production and testing of a selective surface for copper absorber plates’, Section Report ED, CSIRO Engineering, 7.

Morse RN, Czarnecki JT, 1958, ‘Flat plate solar absorbers: the effect on incident radiation of inclination and orientation’, Section Report ED, CSIRO Engineering, 6.

Morse RN, 1957, ‘Solar Water Heaters for Domestic and Farm Use’, Section Report ED, CSIRO Engineering, 5.

Morse RN, Arthur IP, 1955, ‘The development of machinery for cleaning dried vine fruits’, Workshops Report ED, CSIRO Central Experimental, 2.

Morse RN, 1955, The design and construction of solar water heaters, Workshops Report ED, CSIRO Central Experimental, 1.

Conference proceedings

Morse RN, 1977, ‘Solar heating as a major source of Energy for Australia’, In: Proc. 10th World Energy Conference, Instanbul, Turkey.

Morse RN, 1973, ‘Solar energy as a major primary energy source’, International Solar Energy Society, Australian and New Zealand Section Symposium on Realistic Prospects for Solar Power in Australia, Melbourne, 8 pages.

Morse RN, Davey ET, Welch LW, 1973, ‘High temperature solar water heating’, Reprint of a paper presented at the International congress ‘The sun in the service of mankind’, Paris, CSIRO Division of Mechanical Engineering, 10 pages.

Morse RN, Dunkle RV, 1962, ‘Solar energy as an aid to the development of the tropics’, In: Plenary Meeting – 6th World Power Conference, Melbourne, 19 pages.

Morse RN, 1955, ‘Solar water heaters’, In: Proc. World Symposium on Applied Solar Energy, Phoenix, Arizona, Stanford Research Institute, CSIRO, Melbourne, pp.191-200.