Solar heating / Discussions

What is the best solar water heating system?

...solar collector in the end, we do like that Vitosol Solar Thermal Panel from Viessmann . Overheating is the main cause of system failures, and they have develop...

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Is solar air heating for a floor as efficient as solar hydronic?

...solar solution though and choosing between a solar water heater and a solar air heater, there you would for sure have more variables in terms of the initial cos...

Posted by Ryan Johnson Dec. 7, 2020, 9:02 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?

...Solar Home Design If it's mid-September and you are calculating this now, does that mean you are still in the design phase or have you started building? If so...

Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...heating – Passive solar heating - how to warm your home with the sun Even if you put a floor covering on a concrete slab floor, you will still get the tempe...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

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

...solar collection potential). Am I crazy? Brian We haven't seen any great results when trying to marry solar air heaters to an HRV . To achieve a similar resul...

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

Which is the best way of solar heating an indoor public swimming pool to save operating costs?

...heating the pool and for the other water uses (shower etc.). I am looking for a different way of efficient heating the water using the sun to save on our energy...

Posted by Ιωάννης Σταυρόπουλος March 29, 2020, 12:50 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Is there an update on your demo house solar air heater?

...Solar Panel, possibly power the Legalett in floor heating system, and also provide power to heat domestic hot water? The solar air heating panels on our new dem...

Posted by dean c Oct. 24, 2020, 2 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Will evacuated thermal solar tubes work for a greenhouse in winter?

...heating, using solar thermal collectors can be a great way to heat a greenhouse, is this a new build or is it already existing? I ask because if its new then yo...

Posted by Solus Lee Una Feb. 22, 2021, 6:09 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Where in UK can I find a consultant to do a domestic energy audit?

...heating incoming fresh air, new log burner with integrated boiler for space heating & topping up hot water, ground source heat recovery, extension/uograding of ...

Posted by Joe Hart May 13, 2021, 11:36 a.m. 0 Responses

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

...Solar Air Panel tie in to the Legalett system once the system has gone through a full heating season. Ideally it would be great to compare the operational heati...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat a home with solar panels?

...solar system into our design. Given that we are hoping to generate a portion of out own electricity what would be the best method of heating the house. Most peo...

Posted by Oliver Williamson Oct. 26, 2020, 2:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 0 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...solar air-heating panel, so we are using the floor as a thermal battery to store solar heat. Here is an air heated slab on grade radiant floor DIY install video...

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

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...solar gain, etc.) Eliminating thermal bridging Efficient lighting Efficient appliances Solar panels Geothermal heating/cooling Adding thermal mass ...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

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

...solar air heaters - DIY solar air heater instructional video So if I understand correctly you are using the layered screen technique to build your panel? ...

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

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

...heating for the second story? Or is there a supplemental heating system for floor #2?

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

Can south facing windows and glass doors, double glazed, be used to collect passive solar heat?

...solar basics – How to build a passive solar home The short story is, that if the sun is coming in your window you are getting some passive heat, simple as t...

Posted by Sue Whall June 5, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Passive solar home design 2 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...solar-heated air panels feeding air tubes in the slab floor. Solar air heating panels are a lot less hassle and risk than solar water heating panels, and a lot ...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...solar thermal air heating panels. Here are videos on both of those installations. Ecohome’s new demo house will be a slab on grade with Solar radiant floor he...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses