Solar Heating Panels on the White House Roof

Still under the impression of the USA 2008 Presidential vote (although I am not an American) I found this information interesting to be published now. Did you know that way back in 1979…

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China – a World Leader in the Solar Water Heating Market

A roof-mounted solar water heaterPhoto credit: www.bcsea.org China is by far the world’s largest producer and consumer of solar water heaters. A basic models of solar water heaters in China are very cheap,…

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Going Green with a Solar Water Heater

Utilizing energy of the sun to heat water is one of the oldest forms of solar technology available. The first commercial solar hot water heater was patented by Baltimore inventor Clarence Kemp in…

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Active Solar Heating

Diagram of a house with a combined solar domestic hot water and space heating system (“combisystem”) (www.estif.org) Active solar energy is more complex and requires mechanical devices to capture, store and convert the…

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Passive Solar Space Heating

Picture: westernwashingtonsolar.com Space heating means heating the space inside a building. Passive solar space heating relies on incorporating building features that absorb heat and then release it slowly to maintain the temperature within…

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Solar Heating Systems

Solar heating can be used to heat the space in homes and buildings or to heat the water. There are two basic types of solar heating systems: passive solar heating and active solar…

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