Solar Water Heating: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems

Solar Water Heating: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems

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by Bob Ramlow, Benjamin Nusz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0865715610

ISBN-13: 9780865715615

Pub. Date: 06/01/2006

Publisher: New Society Publishers

Heating water with the sun is almost as old as humankind itself, and it is done all over the world. Yet there are strangely few resources on the topic in North America.

Solar Water Heating fills this gap. It reviews the history of solar water and space heating systems from prehistory to the present, then presents the basics of solar water heating,

Overview

Heating water with the sun is almost as old as humankind itself, and it is done all over the world. Yet there are strangely few resources on the topic in North America.

Solar Water Heating fills this gap. It reviews the history of solar water and 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
  • 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.

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 and is a founder and director of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Benjamin Nusz currently works as a solar water heating consultant and site assessor in Wisconsin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865715615
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Series:
Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series Series, #2
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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