Battery / Discussions

What would a saltwater home battery bank be for solar applications?

...battery systems to get you in right headspace too – The latest solar home battery technologies When you are sizing a solar array to power a home there are s...

Posted by Jordon Morishita June 25, 2020, 11:17 a.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

What are solar battery storage alternatives?

Hi guys, I came across a Canadian company with a zinc oxide battery storage. They did 40 kW project in BC. Would it be a viable option for an off grid project?...

Posted by Sasha Nazarchuk Sept. 21, 2020, 1:13 p.m. Renewable energy 3 Responses

Are saltwater home batteries availability in the USA?

I would like to replace my marine type battery bank with saltwater batteries to increase my electric storage capacity, where can I find one? Saltwater home bat...

Posted by David Meckes April 11, 2020, 5:13 p.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

Earlier posts regarding the Kenogami House talked about using a phase change thermal battery, to avoid overheating during sunny winter days that provided too m...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...battery". I think I would set it inside a well insulated outdoor containment box. It would have heat transfer coils inside. We live in Simonds New Brunswick w...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Building a Honka log “pretty good house” planning - thoughts on hvac, ventilation and roof

...battery adjustment. i suppose the R value is about 11? Feels little but I fear I'm missing eg how it behaves in warm weather. I'm really not feeling adding extr...

Posted by Klemen Novak June 28, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

Has hydronic radiant cooling advanced enough to be a viable, cost effective option for an average 2300 sq ft residential house? Hydronic radiant cooling can be...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Are there any updates on the progress of the second demonstration house?

I am most curious about the effectiveness of the air tube floor heating system. The house is now standing, it is the first house built of our new prefab modula...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...battery backup, since heavy rains are often accompanied by power outages. Did you have to remove all the walls as well? If so – consider seating the framed wa...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...battery backup, a drain around the exterior, eaves troughs that take water far from the house and slope the land away from the foundation . And be sure to raise...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

How much does a Tesla roof cost?

...battery alone would run about 10K in US dollars, and again, that doesn’t include installation. We are involved with a solar panel installation in Maine, US, t...

Posted by Anthea Larke June 18, 2019, 7:45 a.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...battery heat exchanger , and run both your pool water and floor glycol through it in copper tubes. Alternatively you would probably need to remove the glycol in...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...battery to store heat and help balance temperatures, which is great during a short power outage to stay warm and it can help you ride out a short heat wave with...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...battery backups to sump pumps .

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Where can I find salt water batteries?

...battery technologies If you are able to find another manufacturer by chance, please let us know as we would love to be able to point people towards it. Sorry ...

Posted by S Conrad June 23, 2020, 9:52 p.m. Renewable energy 3 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...battery backup systems in case of power failure during storms, but it is impossible to predict levels of precipitation long into the future except to say that i...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?

...battery. here you can see how we installed a solar air heated floor using air tubes to ward concrete for radiant heat delivery . Since you are building this y...

Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...battery may be a wise idea. 2 insulating stone foundations from the inside can be risky, I’d talk to a local professional about that and get it inspected firs...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses