Solar Water Heating

 
 

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Solar collector basics
An introduction
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Differential Thermostat
Electronic control device to regulate heat storage.
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Solar panels.
Without these you have to buy oil, gas or electricity to heat your water
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Solar storage tank.
This gives you the freedom to use hot water whenever you feel like it.

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Heat exchanger.
Only necessary if you live in a climate where the outside temperature is dipping below 0°C
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Circulation Pump.
You will need it unless you live in the tropics.
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What is a Differential Thermostat

An automatic thermostatic controller also known as deltaT, used on solar heating systems that respond to temperature differences between solar collectors and the solar heat storage.

Build your own Differential Thermostat
The complete parts and plans are available for a small fee of CA$35.00 and an hour work.


Solar panels.
Commercially made solar collectors will go for $20 to$35 a sqf, and yes, you get approximately 65% efficacy.
Low cost homemade solar collectors will cost you as little as $5 a sqf. with easily achievable 55% efficacy.
Build your own solar collector.

Heat exchanger.
A heat exchanger is a device build to transfer heat from one fluid or gas to another without getting in contact with each other.
Build your own heat exchanger.


Instant water heater.
Used in conjunction with a solar hot water heater, you got all the savings that you can imagine.(Read more)


Solar storage tank.
Your existing electrical hot water tank is perfect to go with the home build heat exchanger. By removing the electrical elements (upper and lower) and attach the heat exchanger to those holes you have constructed your own solar storage tank. Read More


Circulation Pump


Sizing a Solar Hot Water Heating System
Sizing your solar water heating system basically involves determining the total collector area and the storage volume ....
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Solar Collector Area
Contractors usually use a guideline of around 40 square ....
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Storage Volume
A small storage tank (50- to 60-gallon) is usually sufficient for one to three .....
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