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Passive Solar Heating: Indirect Gain

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Sun is the source of energy for our entire planet. It not only provides us the light during the day, it is also useful in regulating the temperature of our planet. The light rays of sun also heat the environment and thereby they promote life on our planet. The new advancements in field of science and technology have developed ways and means to cap the potential of the sun rays. These solar rays are used by the photovoltaic cells for production of electric current. These energy rays are also being used to heat different appliances using the passive heating concept.

Indirect Gain

Indirect gain is a means to achieving indirect or passive solar heating. This technique involves transfer of heat energy though the principle of convection. The heat energy is transported from one medium to the other without the use of the hydraulics of pumps. The heat energy is collected in one part of the building and is transferred to the other by the principles of heat exchange. Nowadays different means of using indirect gain are being incorporated in the building structures to heat by passive solar heating.

Few of the means of achieving indirect gain in buildings are as below:-

Use Of Roof Ponds

In this technique, a set of collapsible ponds are filled with water and these are placed on the roofs during the day time.

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Keep Your Pool Water Hot Through Solar Pool Cover

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If the top of the pool is kept open great heat loss occurs due to evaporation. If the top is covered with a pool cover the evaporation does not occurs and water remains warm and clean. Solar poll covers are much better in functioning than the traditional pool covers. Solar pool covers not only provide an upper protective covering but it also acts like absorber, it absorbs the solar heat which heat up the pool water.

Money and energy saving option

Money and energy saving option

These solar pool covers save you money that you spend in heating up the pool water time and time. The upper surface of the solar pool cover contains a film of air pockets or tiny bubbles those bubbles have appearance similar to the bubble wrap. The main function of these bubbles or air pockets is to collect the solar heat and retain it. These bubbles do not dissipate that heat in the atmosphere. They transfer that heat to the pool water in this way solar pool cover help in heating up the pool water.

Work best in sunny areas

Solar covers work in their full capacity in those areas where sunlight is available in high amount.  These systems keep your pool warm in the summer; these covers can help you in extending the swimming period beyond the summer. Solar pool covers have made it possible for you to enjoy swimming in cool climate. As during the night temperature drops so there are chances that loss of heat can occur from the pool, these covers provide a proper insulation to prevent heat loss.

Material used in manufacturing

Polyethylene material is commonly used in manufacturing solar pool covers; the material used commonly has dark absorbent colors such as black and grey. Read the full story

Benefits of Solar Film

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Some of the most brilliant innovations seem today are a result of the creation of science. Advancements in science have enabled a lot of beneficial creations to come into existence. These creations have proved to be very fruitful in solving the issues which man faces in day to day life. Sunlight is a very important medium which provides Earth with its prime form of energy. However, Sunlight also carries with it some harmful rays which may cause Cancer.

Solar Film – A Protective Shield

Solar Film – A Protective Shield

Apart from Cancer, the rays within Sunlight may be the cause of Eye Cataracts and Rashes on the Skin. These rays are known as the Ultra-Violet Rays. Ultra-Violet Rays belong to the radioactive category of energy which must be filtered before it comes into human contact in any possible form. One of the best and most amazing products which may filter out Ultra-Violet Rays include Solar Films. Solar Films are the ideal option for one to consider.

Shield from Cancer Rays

The Solar film has been developed by experts while finding ways to reduce Ultra-Violet Rays which come into human contact. Such Ultra-Violet Rays are filtered out by the small and minute cells present inside the Solar Film. A Solar Film can be purchased easily from any retailer of Hardware shop or from any certified or renowned brand.

Filtering Harmful Rays

Many countries worldwide are making use of Solar Films as it can seriously cut the level of U-V Rays. These rays are filtered by the path breaking technology used to create Solar Films. Read the full story

Solar Evaporative or Swamp Cooling

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Evaporative or swamp cooling is a simpler and a type of air conditioning that is time-tested. Evaporative or swamp cooling is not only economical but also low technology. It only requires as little as one quarter the amount of electricity that it utilizes as a standard air conditioning.

Water Evaporation in Swamp Cooling

Water Evaporation in Swamp Cooling

Swamp cooling mainly relies on water evaporation for cooling the atmospheric air. A fan that is installed within the swamp cooling system, draws in the fresh air from the exterior environment. This fresh air is then passes through the most/damped pads. The same air is then cooled by the help of the process of evaporation and then it is recalculated in the home. A finding of Consumer Energy Center revealed that evaporative or swamp coolers are capable of reducing the temperature of outside air by as much as 30 degrees.

Solar Energy for Swamp or Evaporative Cooling

Solar power energy is ideal source of energy for the swamp or evaporative cooling systems. Evaporative or swamp cooling systems utilize relatively small quantity of electricity. These cooling systems are known for working best in dry desert climatic conditions. Read the full story

Make Use of Solar Refrigerators

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Solar refrigerator are environmental friendly, as they cut down on the greenhouse gases because they are not reliant on fossil fuels to run.

Solar Refrigeration by Photovoltaic Cells

Solar Refrigeration by Photovoltaic Cells

Photovoltaic or solar cells are used to produce refrigeration. These solar cells utilize the solar power energy and convert it into electrical power. Solar refrigerators also contain thicker insulation hat is typically about 4 inches. Initial expense of buying a solar refrigerator is higher than the conventional refrigerator or electrical refrigerator.

Features of Solar Refrigerators

These refrigerators are small in size, jus about the chest size. Despite of high initial costs, they are still cost-effective than electrical refrigerators. These refrigerators are portable and can be used anywhere, but most often they are used by cabin owners, remote home and RV owners. These refrigerators typically run on the backup battery of 12-volt and are capable of reaching temperatures of about 30 degrees cooler than the exterior temperature. These refrigerators do not require high amp-hour because solar panels are the primary source of battery recharging for these refrigerators.

Output of Solar Refrigerators

Models of solar refrigerators are typically marketed on the basis of their output in watts. Watts can be converted into amps by using basic equation that 100 watts provide approximately 6.25 amps or 16 volts when the sun is shining at its peak. It doesn’t account for solar intensity hat changes throughout the day. Read the full story

A Guide to Solar Pool Heaters

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Solar pool heaters are probably the most cost-effective products that run on solar energy and provide safe and clean power.  Solar pool heaters are highly cost-effective because they don’t cost anything for functioning. They work on a very simple principal. Following are the important facts about solar pool heaters.

Solar Pool Heaters are Cost-Effective

Solar Pool Heaters are Cost-Effective

The only expense that is required to use to solar pool heaters is applied at the time of the installation. Solar pool heaters cost you only the initial cost of these heaters. After that it doesn’t cost you anything to run and operate solar pool heaters because these heaters run solely on sun energy that is free.

Working of Solar Pool Heaters

The solar pool heaters work on a very simple principal. After that is stored in a collector is heated by the sunlight. This heated water is pumped back into the pool and increases the overall temperature of pool.

Solar pool heaters work only in the presence of day light, so it means that they will also work during cloudy days. But in the presence of direct sunlight, solar pool heaters are stronger and more effective. If you are living in an area where most of the time days remain gloomy then you need to install additional solar panels. It is important to increase the strength of solar pool heaters. Read the full story

Getting Residential Solar System in Minnesota

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Complete the questionnaire in an appropriate manner on the Minnesota solar power website, then the Minnesota solar professional will call you. He will guide you about solar appraisal free of cost and also offer you with the most recent details about the price cuts and tax incentives in Minnesota.



Make an option of the solar power Solution(s) for your place. Tick all those choices that are relevant:

  • Solar Water Hear
  • Solar Electricity
  • Solar Pool Heater

Supply Correct Information

If you offer the more precise details, you will obtain the more correct evaluation. This is particularly right for the sum of your electricity bill on monthly basis. If the information is combined with your power supplier by checking its prices through some other source, you will then get an idea about approximate utilization of your current requirement of electricity on monthly basis.

These details will facilitate you to determine about the number of solar panels required to supply you the percentage of solar energy to fulfill your energy needs.

Minnesota Free of Cost Solar Appraisal

Though Minnesota cannot be considered amongst the favorable locations for installing solar panels, however, this in a no way depicts that a Minnesota inhabitant should not avail the facility of free solar evaluation. A solar power appraisal takes into consideration and examines different characteristics. Few of these are really relevant to your choice of making an investment in power. The heat is agilely appropriate for solar energy.

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Making a Solar Heater With Car Radiator

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Radiator is a tool placed in the vehicle engine to protect the engine from overheating. The radiator keeps the engine cool and prevents it from getting damaged. Not only this but the there are several other uses of a car radiator. If you are thinking to buy a water heater, and possess a radiator you can save money and get your hot water. We will tell you how to make a solar heater from a car radiator. Radiators can be used to make cheap and strong water heaters.

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Simple Technique and Simple Tools

You don’t need to be an expert in auto mechanics or electronics. Any average person without any knowledge of engineering can make a solar heater with a car radiator. All you need is a car radiator, a screwdriver, tack hammer, black spray paint, two rubber radiator pipes and two pipe fasteners. Once you have collected all the tools and gadgets you are ready to start your project.Radiator is the main component of your project therefore it is necessary for you to check it properly. Before you start make sure if it has been repaired, and does not leak. The radiator you will be using should also be properly flushed and pressurized. An unchecked or leaking radiator might not work properly and can cause problems later on.

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Solar Powered Air Conditioners: Air Heating Systems

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People are getting aware about the use of solar energy which is very beneficial for the nature and the environment. The solar energy is saved by the solar units and then can be used in any way like for running lights, fans, geysers etc.

Mechanism of the Solar Hot Air Heating System

The solar hot air heating system use air as a working tool for storing and transferring of solar energy. The air collectors can be used to heat the rooms directly. The air collector produces the heat all day long because of that it can be used in solar heaters and can be used more comparing to the liquid system.

Solar heating system

Another important aspect is that the air system do not freeze, any leakage from the ducts will not cause any problem for it but the leakage will effect the performance .Contrary these problem if arises in liquid system it wont work .So it is a big advantage of solar hot air heating system.

Room Air Heaters

It can be installed on the roof or at the exterior side of the house. The factory made built collectors is also available in market which costs around a few hundred dollars. The collector contains an air tight metal frame and a black metal plate glazed from front, which is being used to absorb the heat. The sun heats the plate and the plate in turns heats the collector and the blow is given to the room .

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Using Solar Energy to Power Your Appliances

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Solar energy is the most recent invention to preserve the energy and protecting earth. The solar power is the kind of energy that is derived and created from the sun. When you make utilization of energy as well as its preservation, it produces a remarkable outcome. With the mass popularity of solar energy, there will rise in the demand of solar power merchandise.

Solar Power Homes

Currently, people have also started to construct the houses with solar power as energy source to lead their lives in more comfortable manner. Besides that, they would also like to use the equipment also based on solar power, such as water pumps, heating, water heaters, lighting, etc.

Solar heating and water

For that reason, we can also purchase the solar power equipment that can help in kitchen. By and large, kitchen appliances are the most expensive one, as these have to be used on continuous basis.

Availability of Appliances

It takes much of your time and endeavor to equip you home solar power by making use of the normal equipment. Now with the use of solar power appliances, you can make your home completely solar power based.


The solar power refrigerator is a great invention as it simultaneously provides the facility of a refrigerator and freezer at very low expense.

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Solar Water Heater System Costs and Plans

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To make utilization of solar energy for heating the water is cheap, energy proficient and additionally without further charges after making the primary investment.

An Old Technology

This technology of heating water with solar power has been half century old. In some of the global areas, especially Israel; solar hot water heaters are regularly being utilized. You will find below the technique of solar hot water heaters and what kind of systems can be used with advantages and disadvantages.

solar water heater system

Technical Information

The major two ingredients of a solar water heater are the solar collector and the storage tank. Likewise the other hot water heaters, tank should be with ample padding. It must have an outward vent and cove that make supply into solar collector. Few of the solar hot water heaters comprise of two tanks; the tank that first heats up the water then supplies it into the normal water heater.

Passive/Solar Solar Water Heating System

You also have a choice to make utilization of either an active solar water heating system or a passive solar water heating system. The active system comprise of control panels and flowing pumps. On the other hand, passive system does not have these. In the passive one, you practically make utilization of sun for directly heating the water with no dependence on solar panel.

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