Solar thermal solutions

Solar forced air heater

These days, deciding between the expense of warming a home and the comfort of not freezing is a realistic decision many households have to make. This can become even more dire in climates where it is extremely cold. Add to economic difficulties nationwide and globally the shortage of energy, the skyrocketing of cost and traditional […]

Solar thermal collector

The environment is a top priority on many people’s list. This is because of the increase in concern over the world climate and global warming, and how it is impacting the planet. This has caused many to look for ways in which they can reduce their carbon footprint so that they have as small of […]

Solar pool blankets

Solar blankets were a hit the moment they were introduced on the market. Solar blankets can warm pool water at no cost to the swimming pool owner other than the initial cost of the blanket. You find solar blankets in your pool cover supply store or online at various pool supply sites. Any home owner […]

Solar heater for swimming pools

Swimming pool heaters used to be a luxury, while the majority of pool owners drained the pool and threw on the tarp as is became too cool to go swimming anymore. Now, thanks to solar power technology, families can have heated pools year-round without the extraneous electricity bills … and they’re helping the environment, too. […]

Solar box cooker

You may not have heard about a solar box cooker before, but they are an efficient and interesting way to cook by harnessing the power of the sun. In addition, these small little machines can be assembled fairly easily and hassle free. The good news is that they can be put together by anyone who […]

Evacuated tube

An evacuated tube collection system is one that relies on a series of vacuum sealed glass tubes that are lined up and kept inside a special panel box. The evacuated tubes are lined up next to each other in a parallel manner. There are generally four of the tubes in a single system, but this […]

Active solar energy for space & water heating

Solar heating is one of the oldest uses of the sun’s energy, and with energy costs rising again its benefits are attracting renewed interest. The two types of solar heating are passive and active, both similar but different in one important way. Passive solar heaters rely on the thermosyphon effect to move fluid around their […]

Tankless solar water heater

If you have ever messed around with installing and fixing a traditional water heater, then you know the difficulty that you can have with the tank. One of the largest complaints that people receive is the problems with tanks rupturing or leaking onto their floors. One way to fix this problem and to save a […]

Solar heat pump

If you are one of the many households that are looking to find a way to use more of the renewable natural energy sources, while at the same time cutting back on your dependence of the big energy companies, then a solar heat pump could be just the thing you are looking for. This is […]

How to make a solar oven

A solar oven uses a reflector to focus sunlight onto a cooking container enclosed in an insulated box. It is also called a box cooker, and is one of the three main types of solar cooker, the others being the panel and parabolic. The process of making a solar oven is simple enough that most […]

How to build a solar pool heater

Building a solar pool heater will allow you to capture the benefits of the sun to enjoy a warm dip with your family and friends. Swimming or experiencing an outdoor spa is ten times better when you have warm water to enjoy. A heated pool can be enjoyed anytime, spring or autumn, even on cold […]

Solar cooker

When thinking about the applications of solar energy, most people think about heating water or powering solar lights. However, solar energy can also be used for other purposes. One of the applications of solar energy that is having a great positive impact on the environment is the use of the solar cooker to cook food, […]

Solar heater

Because solar energy can be used for a variety of purposes, a large number of solar energy products exist in the marketplace. Solar cells, solar panels, and solar home plans are all popular with homeowners and business owners alike. One of the best ways to use solar energy is to heat the air and water […]

Active solar heating

Active solar heating systems come in two types – liquid or air systems. Liquid solar heating systems utilize water or an antifreeze fluid mix to capture and transfer the heat gathered by solar collectors. Air solar heating systems utilize air to capture and transfer the heat instead of a fluid. Either type of active solar […]

Residential solar heating

When it comes to residential solar heating, there are two broad types of solar heating available – passive and active solar heating. Both types of systems take advantage of the sun’s power by harnessing the solar energy in sunlight and then using it to heat a home. Residential solar heating is less expensive to install […]