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Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...solar thermal collector? A photovoltaic (PV) solar collector converts solar radiation into electricity, but a solar thermal collector is much simpler than ...

Ssolar air heater
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...pop can solar collectors, downspout solar collectors, screen or sheet metal solar collectors. If you don't have it in you to make one yourself they are availabl...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...solar collectors can reach temperatures as high as 200°C (395°F), and evacuated-tube collectors can reach temperatures as high as 295°C (563°F). It is important...

Thermal batteries for passive solar design
Efficient home design

Thermal batteries: how to passively store heat

...solar thermal collectors. Applications for thermal batteries: If you had a heat-collecting solar panel (directly heating air or liquid...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept, design and architecture

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...solar array and battery backup system. You'll need a lot more than tires, dirt and pop cans. For an example of a Green Build that costs the same as a regular ho...

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