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  • Antifreeze for Hydronic Systems

    In response to a person on the Wall who asked, "Can I add antifreeze to my heating system?"   *Brad White replies:* Antifreeze is commonly done but like anything else, you have to do it...

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Solar

    *Q: What is the difference between solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV)?* A: Solar thermal panels heat water. Photovoltaic panels convert sunlight to electricity. This is one of the most frequently asked questions concerning...

  • Solar Pool Heating with Evacuated Tube Collectors

    Solar swimming-pool heaters are one of the most popular and most recognized use of solar-thermal energy today. In the past, black-plastic tubing was used for solar pool heaters. While this method absorbs heat...

  • Solar Plumbing Design pdf

    Here is an interesting story for you. Jessica Baldwin told me about the reclamation of these old solar panels. Nothing stands in this woman's way. 

  • Flat panels or evacuated tubes?

    Here's another interesting thread that appeared on the Wall. *Wayco Wayne asks:* Where do you draw the line between the two types of solar collectors? How do you decide which is more appropriate...

  • Solar drain-back systems

    This is an interesting thread that appeared on the Wall *NRT.Rob asks:* What are you guys using for tanks, specifically, if you are trying to do drainback solar WITHOUT pumping domestic water up to...

  • At what time is solar panel functionality at its best?

    In recent years, solar panels have improved to the point that the technology is now available to consumers at more-affordable prices and with improved levels of efficiency. The two options available in solar technology are thermal panels, which are used to heat your home’s hot water, and PV panels, which supply your home with electricity. However, the time at which solar panels perform to their maximum is not so clear cut.

  • Solar Panel Installation Video