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

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ISBN-10: 0865716684

ISBN-13: 9780865716681

Edition: 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Bob Ramlow, Benjamin Nusz

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 7/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
History
Conservation and the Economics of Solar Water Heating
The True Cost of Fossil Fuel
A Brief History of Fossil Fuels
Life-Cycle Costing
Types of Solar Collectors
Flat Plate Collectors
Evacuated Tube Collectors
ICS Collectors
Concentrating Collectors
Pool Collectors
Comparing Solar Water Heating Collectors
Air Collectors
Other System Components
Storage Tanks
Heat Exchangers
Pumps
Piping and Pipe Insulation
Solar Fluids
Other System Components
Solar Water Heating Systems
Introduction
Pressurized Antifreeze Systems
Drainback Systems
Integral Collector Storage Systems
Thermosiphon Systems
Open-Loop Systems
Draindown Systems
Refrigerant Solar Water Heaters
Solar Heated Pools
Solar Heated Hot Tubs and Spas
Solar Space Heating Systems
Liquid-Type Solar Heating Systems
Liquid-Type Systems without Storage
Liquid-Type Systems with Storage
Heat Delivery Methods
High-Mass Systems
Air-Type Solar Heating Systems
Choosing the Right System for Your Needs
Siting a Solar Energy System
Sizing a Solar Water Heating System
Sizing a Solar Space Heating System
Sizing Components
Sizing Expansion Tanks
Sizing Air Heating Systems
System Installation
Installing Solar Water Heating Systems
Handling Solar Collectors
Mounting Solar Collectors
Mounting the Heat Exchanger
Plumbing the System
Testing the System
Installing Solar Pool Heating Systems
Installing Radiant Floor Tubing
System Operation and Maintenance
Charging a Pressurized System
Charging a High-Mass System
Finishing Up
Controls and Power Sources
Maintenance
Wire Sizing Chart
Metric Conversions
Temperature and Resistance Conversion Chart for 10K Thermistors
Glossary
Index
About the Authors