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Heating water with the sun is a practice almost as old as humankind itself. Solar Water Heating, now completely revised and expanded, is the definitive guide to this clean and cost-effective technology.
Beginning with a review of the history of solar water and space heating systems from prehistory to the present, Solar Water Heating presents an introduction to modern solar energy systems, energy conservation, and energy economics. Drawing on the authors’ experiences as designers and installers 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
This book focuses on the financial aspects of solar water or space heating systems, clearly showing that such systems generate significant savings in the long run. With many diagrams and illustrations to complement the clearly written text, this book is designed for a wide readership ranging from the curious homeowner to the serious student or professional.
Table of Contents
|Conservation and the Economics of Solar Water Heating||p. 11|
|The True Cost of Fossil Fuel||p. 13|
|A Brief History of Fossil Fuels||p. 15|
|Life-Cycle Costing||p. 17|
|Types of Solar Collectors||p. 23|
|Flat Plate Collectors||p. 24|
|Evacuated Tube Collectors||p. 26|
|ICS Collectors||p. 30|
|Concentrating Collectors||p. 32|
|Pool Collectors||p. 33|
|Comparing Solar Water Heating Collectors||p. 34|
|Air Collectors||p. 39|
|Other System Components||p. 41|
|Storage Tanks||p. 41|
|Heat Exchangers||p. 46|
|Piping and Pipe Insulation||p. 49|
|Solar Fluids||p. 51|
|Other System Components||p. 53|
|Solar Water Heating Systems||p. 65|
|Pressurized Antifreeze Systems||p. 68|
|Drainback Systems||p. 77|
|Integral Collector Storage Systems||p. 82|
|Thermosiphon Systems||p. 84|
|Open-Loop Systems||p. 86|
|Draindown Systems||p. 87|
|Refrigerant Solar Water Heaters||p. 89|
|Solar Heated Pools||p. 90|
|Solar Heated Hot Tubs and Spas||p. 94|
|Solar Space Heating Systems||p. 97|
|Liquid-Type Solar Heating Systems||p. 99|
|Liquid-Type Systems without Storage||p. 99|
|Liquid-Type Systems with Storage||p. 101|
|Heat Delivery Methods||p. 110|
|High-Mass Systems||p. 119|
|Air-Type Solar Heating Systems||p. 124|
|Choosing the Right System for Your Needs||p. 129|
|Siting a Solar Energy System||p. 130|
|Sizing a Solar Water Heating System||p. 137|
|Sizing a Solar Space Heating System||p. 143|
|Sizing Components||p. 150|
|Sizing Expansion Tanks||p. 156|
|Sizing Air Heating Systems||p. 157|
|System Installation||p. 159|
|Installing Solar Water Heating Systems||p. 159|
|Handling Solar Collectors||p. 161|
|Mounting Solar Collectors||p. 165|
|Mounting the Heat Exchanger||p. 181|
|Plumbing the System||p. 184|
|Testing the System||p. 192|
|Installing Solar Pool Heating Systems||p. 193|
|Installing Radiant Floor Tubing||p. 194|
|System Operation and Maintenance||p. 203|
|Charging a Pressurized System||p. 203|
|Charging a High-Mass System||p. 209|
|Finishing Up||p. 209|
|Controls and Power Sources||p. 210|
|Wire Sizing Chart||p. 225|
|Metric Conversions||p. 227|
|Temperature and Resistance Conversion Chart for 10K Thermistors||p. 229|
|About the Authors||p. 245|
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