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Solar to air and other ways of heating the inner sanctuary of our homes

ThermaCork — Small Planet Supply. Small Planet Supply is the exclusive stocking distributor of Thermacork for the Western United States and Canada.

ThermaCork — Small Planet Supply

A full range of sizes and types are maintained in our Tumwater, WA facility. We stock 1", 1-1/2", 2", 3" thick standard and Facade/Decorative Grade panels. Thicknesses up to 12" are available for planned projects. For Passive House or other low energy projects, thickness of 4" and 6" can be achieved in a single layer with a shiplap cut. Can a gorgeous award-winning Japanese wood stove be called green? Wood stoves are a hot topic on TreeHugger; readers were incensed when we covered a very green house in the country that had one, and were not particularly happy with the post I wrote in response.

Can a gorgeous award-winning Japanese wood stove be called green?

So it is with some trepidation that we show this very interesting stove from Japan that just won a Japan Good Design Award. © AGNI Hutte via Designboom The designer of the AGNI Hutte stove tells Designboom that “the use of wooden stoves is preferable to other gas heating equipment during earthquakes, typhoons, or other natural disasters.” © Agni Hutte The AGNI Hutte has an extremely efficient catalytic system that promises “clean combustion” and has a catalytic filter. The Sun Lizard - Solar Air Conditioning. Asks an Australian if they've been busy or not, and they might reply, "Mate, I've been flat out.

The Sun Lizard - Solar Air Conditioning

Like a lizard drink'n. " Colin Gillam, CEO of Alternative Fuels and Energy may well give just such an answer regarding his Sun Lizard solar heating/cooling project. Especially as he has been working on it for the past 16 years. THIS WOOD STOVE MAKES ENOUGH ELECTRICITY TO POWER A SMALL HOME. The Kimberly Wood Stove™ Build a Simple Solar Air Heater - Renewable Energy. After walking into my workshop one December morning and feeling a bone-chilling 10 degrees, I decided to install a heating system.

Build a Simple Solar Air Heater - Renewable Energy

Given the rising costs of propane and my family’s environmental concerns about using nonrenewable fossil fuels, a solar solution seemed fitting. I’m a retired aircraft engineer, but you don’t need a similar background to tackle this project. In fact, a solar air heater built into new construction or added to an existing building can be an easy and inexpensive heating solution.

Solar Heater. Modern Fireplace Designs. Solar Heater. DIY Solar Air Heating Collectors: Pop Can vs Screen Absorbers. Search The Renewable Energy site for Do-It-Yourselfers Page Contents: The test collectors: Pop can collector on left and screen collector on right Collector Basics There is a lot of not so good information out there on what makes a good solar air heating collector design, so I thought I would include a little info on solar air collector physics, what makes for a good design, and how one can measure and compare collectors accurately.

DIY Solar Air Heating Collectors: Pop Can vs Screen Absorbers

How do collectors work, and what makes a good design? On just about all solar thermal collectors, the sun shines through the glazing, and hits the collector absorber heating it. In full sun, the incoming solar energy is about 1000 watts per square meter of collector area. Most of this 850 w/sm that made it into the absorber end up going down one of two paths:: one part is picked up by the air flowing through the collector and ends up heating the room, and the other part ends up being lost out the glazing.

The heat output the collector can be calculated as: 1. 4. How to make a Thermal Peltier Fan (Better than EcoFan) Wood Burning Electricity Generating Stove INDIGIRKA-2. During the process burning the stove generates the direct current of 12 volts and power not less than 60 watts, which is transferred to the control block and then to the external clamp outlets.

Wood Burning Electricity Generating Stove INDIGIRKA-2

The electricity generators enter stable operation mode 12 – 15 minutes after fire starts. Generators supply enough energy to light 2-3 energy-efficient bulbs, charge notebooks, cells, tablets, cameras, watch a portable TV or listen to radio, and so on. It’s not very much – but in emergency situations it will allow you to operate vital and lifesaving devices, and use ordinary wood, pellets, charcoal as fuel. You may want to keep it safe in your backyard, just for a case. The small weight and dimensions allow transportation of the stove and installation in any accessible place. Heated space, up to - 1700 cu.ft. ( 50 cu.m)Max power - 13700 BTU/h (4 kW) Width - 21.3” (540 mm)Depth - 16.8” (427 mm)Height - 25.7” (652 mm)

The Jean Pain Way - In the book Another Kind of Garden, the methods of Jean Pain are revealed.

The Jean Pain Way -

He spent his entire short-lived life studying brush land and forest protection, specifically fire prevention, alongside his wife Ida. These studies led to an enormous amount of practical knowledge for composting, heating water, as well as harvesting methane, all of which are by-products of maintaining a forest or brush land with fire prevention techniques. While this knowledge is applicable in many instances, it is worth remembering that the root of all of this knowledge lies in forest preservation.

All of the activities described below are by-products of that process. The book goes into detail with the economics of such an operation. Brushwood Composting Overview To first understand the process of composting brushwood, Jean Pain set about creating a heaping row of chipped material. Once you have your chips, pile them 1.6m tall with a base of 2.2m. Humus – The End Product Harvesting Heat. Kimberly™ & Katydid™ Wood Stoves. Rocket stove mass heater. Sizzling Solar Systems. SolaMate - Next Generation Solar Air Heating and Cooling for your Home.

Stovepipe water heater. Brilliant Newfoundlander Invents the Solution! SOLAR HOT WATER with black garden hose Pondmaster 1200 gph. Building a Water Heating Solar Panel.wmv. DIY Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) Plans. Search The Renewable Energy site for Do-It-Yourselfers DIY HRV Plans This is an article that was published in the 80's and provides good detail on building a Heat Recovery Ventilator from Coroplast sheets.

DIY Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) Plans

The HRV is not an easy environment for materials in that water and even ice may be present at times. I think that the Coroplast sheets should stand up well to this environment, but the plywood housing may have a limited life.