Capture The Heat That Goes Through Windows
Windows consume up to half of heating and cooling energy
By adapting NASA space research and other materials technology, Inflector™, in a test with single glazing, stopped more heat than a five pane window with Low-e.
Limiting infiltration is important, but 70% of heat goes through windows as radiation. In many cases controlling window radiation heat will result in even greater energy savings. Ideally you would control both. A third to a half of most buildings' heating and cooling goes through windows.
Green builders are re-thinking traditional window treatments for efficiency. Inflector, a new hybrid type of window insulator provides UV and infrared radiation screening for outstanding, year-round window thermal and solar control, without blocking light and views. Inflector can be used with virtually all existing windows as a simple, see-through roller shade.
DEMONSTRATION OF INFLECTOR'S HEAT CONTROL CAPABILITY
The temperature above the Inflector screen is 92°F cooler than the heated underside.
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Solar Pool Heating Systems
Costs for a solar heater may seem prohibitive, until you include operating costs for a year or more with heaters requiring fuel. Solar pool heating typically returns its cost in 2 to 7 years in fuel savings, depending on the cost of fuel you are replacing. Solar pool heaters are extremely efficient, sometimes exceeding 100 percent on warm days when ambient temperatures are factored in.
There are several types of solar pool heaters, but typically the most economical is made with molded plastic panels. These can maintain water temperature above 78°F for about six months in most parts of Virginia if the array is properly sized, more in some climates. In many areas, comfortable swimming without heat can be only three or four months, so solar pool heaters extend comfortable use of your pool by fifty to a hundred percent.
SIMPLICITY AND RELIABILITY ARE THE REASONS SOLAR TECH CHOSE HELIOCOL™, THE WORLD’S LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF POOL SOLAR PANELS. WE PREFER HELIOCOL FOR THEIR ENGINEERING AND EXCELLENT LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE WITH VERY LOW MAINTENANCE FOR IN-GROUND POOLS.
Solar Water Heating
"THE MOST PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE ENERGY"
Globally, solar water heaters have the capacity to produce as much energy as more than 140 nuclear power plants.
Their energy production dwarfs photovoltaics by a factor of 30 and equals the electrical capacity of wind, thought by most to be the most widely used renewable energy source. In 2005, solar water heaters saved the consumption of almost 70 million barrels of oil and cut carbon emissions by 29,000,000 tons - not bad for a technology so simple it can be built in a tool shop."
Bill Guiney, Johnson Controls, NABCEP Solar Thermal Certification Program study guide
WHAT IS PRACTICAL ABOUT SOLAR THERMAL?
WHY SOLAR WATER HEATING?
Solar hot water can cut the quantity of expensive fuels required for radiant floors.
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