Thermal battery / Discussions

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...thermal battery, to avoid overheating during sunny winter days that provided too much passive solar heat. How well did that experiment work at collecting excess...

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?

...thermal battery and feed the heat directly into the floor. Here are a few pages that may offer you some ideas and inspiration. Understanding thermal batteri...

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

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

...thermal mass into it you can get more production from your solar panel, as it will act as a thermal battery. Since you are building this yourself I assume you h...

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?

I am most curious about the effectiveness of the air tube floor heating system. The house is still under construction and not expected to be finished for a cou...

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

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...thermal mass inside the home, so if you invest in a very efficient wall assembly and airtight building envelope, you can often wait out a heat wave (at least on...

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

...thermal solar water heater to heat a pool . The question is are you looking for a commercial solution, meaning a thermal solar panel to buy, or were you looking...

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