Solar Thermal Report

Heating with locally produced wood chips

High-value chips in Update New York.

How an Upstate NY school now heats with locally produced wood chips.


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A look inside a salt-free water softening system

What’s the water like?

Salt-free water softeners


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Solar Thermal Report- Spring 2013: Solar thermal resources

Guide for installers is among the tools available to contractors and engineers.

When we began publishing Solar Installer in 2008, our intent was to educate the readers of Plumbing & Mechanical about systems that use the renewable energy source of the sun to heat water and buildings. We


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Solar Thermal Report- Spring 2013: PP-R to PEX transition

Aquatherm introduces a new polypropylene-random to PEX transition. The transitions, available in 1/2”, 3/4” and 1” sizes, are made from PP-R and brass.
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Solar Thermal Report- Spring 2013: Hybrid drainback appliance

Wagner & Co. unveils its newest line of SECUSOL systems designed as standalone appliances for domestic hot water preparation.


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Solar Thermal Report- Spring 2013: Setpoint control with variable-speed pump

tekmar’s Setpoint Difference Control 157 uses variable-speed pump operations to get more heat from a solar thermal system, even on less-than-ideal days.
tekmar’s Setpoint Difference Control 157 uses variable-speed pump operations to get more heat from a solar thermal system, even on less-than-ideal days.
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Solar Thermal Report- Spring 2013: If I Made the Tanks, Part 1

What would an ideal pressurized thermal storage tank for a solar combisystem look like?
Residential solar combisystems provide domestic water heating and some percentage of space heating. Although less known than domestic hot water-only systems, combisystems can be practical and efficient if properly sized and designed.
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Solar Thermal Report-Spring 2012: Winning gold with solar

Eastern Mennonite University’s focus on sustainability engages students and faculty to care for their environment.
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Trends in solar water heating

Manufacturers are reducing costs of systems to remain competitive with other energy sources.
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Solar thermal products - Spring 2012

Solar thermal products from STR Spring 2012.
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