TITLE

Sun Showers

AUTHOR(S)
Hewitt, Ben
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Popular Mechanics;Jun2006, Vol. 183 Issue 6, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's experience of reducing his family's dependence on outside energy sources while maintaining a comfortable lifestyle. To reduce the electricity and water heating bills, he located a few steps outside his basement door, four 100-gal. Propane tanks, all linked to each other and to a water heater in the basement. To a family living off the grid, relying on solar energy and trying hard to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, the tanks are very useful. When it came time to try something better, he quickly decided on a solar hot-water system. The collectors use sunlight to heat glycol, which is then pumped to a solar boiler in the basement where it gives up precious energy to unheated well water.
ACCESSION #
21344333

 

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