Solar panel / Discussions

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

...solar panels that also includes how to build a pop can solar heater, or one using downspouts. The only downside that we find with solar air heaters is storing...

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

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

...Solar Air Panels to ensure a continuation of its closed loop system? In the last article about this latest demo house, it was stated that when the heated air ...

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

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 1 Responses

How much does a Tesla roof cost?

...Solar Home Batteries written by the solar panel project manager in Maine, and while he keeps monitoring pricing, he currently doesn’t feel Tesla is the best val...

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

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...Solar Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE Wood Pellet stoves that don't need electricity How to build a solar air heating panel ...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

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

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?

...solar panel to buy, or were you looking for instructions on how to build a solar thermal water heater? There are commercially available solar pool heaters, li...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 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 a video of the installation .

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

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...solar air heated floor . That way a large portion of your heating demand could be provided by a small solar panel running a fan, to help keep your home warm dur...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses