I'm considering the electric system with the solar booster setup for a home addition. I love the idea of running a collector pipe though a wood fireplace also. I'm just wondering if there are any creative ways to keep the fans running during a power outage that don't require a backup generator. Battery backup, thermoelectric generation from the fireplace, etc. Being able to still pull in heat from the solar or wood booster would be pretty awesome.
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