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

by Bob Ramlow (Author), Benjamin Nusz (Author)



Product Description

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.


About 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.

Product Details

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (June 1, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865715610

 

 

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