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Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...solar heating Passive solar heating is the concept of using home design and orientation to collect heat directly from the sun. No panels, no wires, no tubes, ...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...solar heating on a budget! DIY solar air heater videos are a big hit on YouTube, with a couple of main staple ideas - recycled pop can solar collectors, downs...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...solar-heated air into the thermal battery which is the concrete slab floor. Passive Solar air-heated radiant floor slab on grade forming kit © Ecohome S...

Celsius Solar Igloo
Solar thermal collectors

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

...solar igloo? L. McC : Celsius is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Inuit shelter, with solar power used to provide the energy needed to heat and ...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...solar design features into their homes for thousands of years . Active solar refers to any system of solar panels whether it be photovoltaic power generation,...

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...heating systems is the ability to convert to thermal solar in the future. Solar water heating is much less expensive than solar power generation (photovoltaic) ...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...heating, swimming pool heating, or in conjunction with hydronic radiant heaters or radiant floors. The percentage of your heating demand that a collector will p...

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 th...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...Heating water with PV instead of thermal solar panels: It may seem counterintuitive at first, but there is strong case supporting the use of PV panels for hea...

Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

...heating and cooling to stay comfortable. While this new see-through solar technology is a huge step in the right direction, only time will tell if and when it...

Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...solar , which is about home orientation and window design to passively heat your home, or active solar which involves mechanical solar panel systems. Solar pa...