For those who know little-to-nothing about solar water heating, this workshop is a non-technical description of system types, applications, theory, design, installations, and economics of solar water heating.
Ben will address ways to maximize solar heat gain from a greenhouse through both daily and seasonal storage techniques. He will also describe ways for active solar thermal to increase solar gain.
High mass sand beds are commonly used for inter-seasonal, long-term storage of solar thermal heat. This session will address this and other methods of banking the summer heat for winter use.
Build a simple, low-tech, and attractive-looking solar collector to heat and light a garage/shop using simple tools and basic skills for pennies per watt. Passive solar retro-fit with a garage door.
This three-hour workshop requires a $30 ticket that can be purchased at www.TheEnergyFair.org/tickets or on-site (space limited). Grow your own food in the winter! Dan and Ben will highlight the design considerations for constructing a Deep Winter Greenhouse (DWG). DWGs utilize passive solar and sustainable building techniques to minimize fossil fuel use. Structural considerations, material […]