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Solar Water Heating: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems [NOOK Book]

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"Solar Water Heating reviews the history of solar water & space heating systems from prehistory to the present, then presents the basics of solar water heating, including an introduction to modern solar energy systems, energy conservation and energy economics. Drawing on the author's experience as an installer of these systems, the book goes on to cover: types of solar collectors, solar water and space heating systems and solar pool heating systems, including their advantages and disadvantages; system components, their installation, ...
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Solar Water Heating: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems

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Overview

"Solar Water Heating reviews the history of solar water & space heating systems from prehistory to the present, then presents the basics of solar water heating, including an introduction to modern solar energy systems, energy conservation and energy economics. Drawing on the author's experience as an installer of these systems, the book goes on to cover: types of solar collectors, solar water and space heating systems and solar pool heating systems, including their advantages and disadvantages; system components, their installation, operation, and maintenance; system sizing and siting; and choosing the appropriate system." Since people often get turned off by the up-front cost, the book focuses especially on the financial aspects of solar water or space heating systems, clearly showing that such systems can save significant costs in the long run. Well-illustrated, the book is designed for a wide readership from the curious to the student or professional.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550924169
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,216,563
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Bob Ramlow is the solar thermal consultant for the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Program. The owner of a renewable energy company, he has over 30 years experience with solar energy systems. A founder and director of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) he has authored a training manual on solar water & space heating. Benjamin Nusz is a graduate of the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities and is currently working as a solar water heating consultant and site assessor in Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 History 1
Ch. 2 Conservation and the economics of solar water heating 7
Ch. 3 Types of solar collectors 21
Ch. 4 Other system components 35
Ch. 5 Solar water heating systems 59
Ch. 6 Solar space heating systems 95
Ch. 7 Choosing the right system for your needs 123
Ch. 8 System installation 151
Ch. 9 System operation and maintenance 203
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