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Outdoor solar shower
Solar thermal collectors

DIY solar hot water shower for the great outdoors

...solar hot water system. Use it to build the outdoor shower of your dreams, to add a sink with warm water to your outhouse, or for both. Check out the step-...

The Methane Midden compost water heater that surpassed its goal on kic
Plumbing and water heaters

Compost pile hot tub water heater

...solar energy. These are homesteads, farms and schools fit for a challenging future of peak oil, climate change and economic transition." By running water t...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

All about hot water delivery

...water damage from condensation . Solar water heaters solar hot water heater diagram image via bonney.com If you’ve ever sat in a car with b...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...solar dollars are better invested in purchasing photovoltaic solar panels and using the power they generate to heat water with a traditional water heater. This ...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...water you consume. Keep in mind that the cheapest way to ensuring a solar collector provides a high percentage of your water heating is to reduce demand – ...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Hot water

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...heater that offers you only a 1 to 1 ratio. The Voltex water heater from AO Smith is an air-to-water heat pump which extracts heat from the air to generate hot ...

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

Hydronic heating

...water heaters Combination hot water tank and boiler Combination solar water heater and boiler Geothermal heat pumps Hydronic radiators and b...

Ssolar air heater
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...solar air heaters work: Solar air heater diagram © Ecohome The above diagram indicates the basic concept of a solar air heater, and while there ...

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. Solar air-heated radiant floor slab on grade forming kit © Ecohome S...

Thermal batteries for passive solar design
Efficient home design

Thermal batteries: how to passively store heat

...water reservoir that was heated by thermal solar panels. MIT Solar House thermal battery via Wikimedia Phase-change thermal batteries: Taki...

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

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

...water heater never dropped below 60°C, despite using hot water to wash dishes and clothes. This system currently provides 100% of our domestic hot water needs, ...

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