Thermos Bottle Technology Delivers Solar Hot Water in Cold Weather
Even though evacuated tube technology has been around for a while I wanted to post this to the “nay sayers” that think you can’t have solar thermal in cold climates. It is a little more expensive at the outset but, it pays for itself in a very short time.
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The confluence of a stagnant housing market and consumer desire to save money is creating a green home building boom that could be worth up to $114 billion by 2016, according to a new report from McGraw Hill Construction.
Green homes represented $17 billion, or 17 percent of the overall construction market in 2011. This figure is double 2008’s 8-percent market share (valued at $10 billion) and has been a Check Out The Rest of “Green Home Building is Booming !!” →
January 22nd, 2010 by Susan Kraemer
Solar hot water is finally getting the respect it deserves in California. In some well designed and much awaited legislation, the California Public Utilities Commission has decided, after a lengthy cost-benefit analysis, to go ahead with a nearly statewide program to provide financial incentives to encourage the rapid development of the solar hot water industry in California. For most utility customers, this will Check Out The Rest of “California Regulators Trip Magic 3 Year Payback Tipping Point for Solar Hot Water : CleanTechnica” →
Home Energy Savings
This is going to be a wrap up of our seven part series on home energy savings. We are hoping that you enjoyed and possibly learned how to quickly and easily make the major systems and potential trouble spots of your homes energy consumption more efficient and eco-friendly in this series on home energy savings.
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Here are 10 great tips on how to make your water heating system(s) more efficient.
Water heating is the third largest energy expense in your home. It typically accounts for about 18% of your utility bill. There are four ways to cut your water heating bills: Use less hot water, turn down the thermostat on your water heater, insulate your water heater, or buy a new, more efficient water heater.
A family of four, each showering for 5 minutes a day, uses 700 gallons of water a week; this is enough for a 3-year supply of drinking water for one person. You can cut that amount in half simply by Check Out The Rest of “Home Energy Savings – 10 Tips To More Efficient Water Heating” →