simplest and most effective solar heating system after passive
solar is a solar hot water heater. This system is also well
proven as a water heating system for domestic hot water in countries
Solar hot water heating is standard in places like Cyprus and
Greece. Copyright 2004 John Wilson
types of solar hot water heating systems exist. Hot water
heating systems for warm climates are extensively throughout
the world. The picture above is a closed loop system using
liquid glycol to collec heat in the panel and then heats water
in the tank for use in showers and sinks. The Greek unit shown
in the picture has been installed at a beach house in the
Dominican Republic ( www.WilsonsBeachHouse.com
)for several years. These systems work well.
types of systems include thermo syphon systems for colder
climates that empty the system when the temperatures are too
cold. Newer systems use vacuum tubes in order to enhance performance
especially in colder climates.
systems can also be hooked up to radiant heating systems in
colder climates to supplement other heating systems.
belows shows solar photo voltaic flexible panels on the roof
(darker panels to the left) and Solcan solar hot water panels
to the right.
6000 square foot straw bale home in Mississauga Ontario
combines solar photo voltaic panels with solar hot water,
in addition to passive solar. Copyright 2004 John Wilson
on the Web on how you too can take advantage of solar, wind, straw
bale, green roofing and to learn much more about the construction
of the Wilson home see - http://www.NaturalLifeNetwork.com/wilson
/ Martin Liefhebber
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