Solar thermal panel / Guides

Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...solar panel is necessary when not using a solar tracker. Trackers are not practical for thermal panels due to the weight but are used for PV panels. Solar track...

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 thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...solar thermal heat collection . Purchase: You can purchase individual solar components separately, but buying a pre-engineered solar thermal package can mak...

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

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...solar collectors, downspout solar collectors, screen or sheet metal solar collectors. If you don't have it in you to make one yourself, solar air heaters for sa...

Thermal batteries for passive solar design
Efficient home design

Thermal batteries: how to passively store heat

...thermal solar panels. MIT Solar House thermal battery via Wikimedia What are phase change thermal batteries? Taking advantage of a 'phase change' rais...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...Solar thermal heating and solar water heaters This refers to using solar panels to absorb heat in a liquid (mix of glycol and water) and redistribute it throu...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...solar panel system. The ceiling is insulated to R151; walls have a 'true' R value rating of 80, and the energy load needed for heat on the coldest days is est...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...solar panels, your own wind turbine, solar heated floors , bike generator , or even a water-wheel! Solar heating - passive & active energy Passive solar hea...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...Solar thermal panels powered by photovoltaics: pumps and fans for hydronic solar panels (liquid) or air solar thermal panels or even air solar heated floor slab...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...solar shading, and super insulation. Other features have been around for a long time, but are not that common on a confined city lot, such as geothermal heating...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...solar panels. Solar heating is essentially free (there are some small increases in electricity for the costs of pumping water through larger solar panels, but i...