Solar Heating -Complete Steps for Building A Solar Thermal Soda/Beer Can Heater for A Greenhouse – MFG 2013

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Solar Heating – I’m building an outdoor shower. How could I make water run up?

Question by Winston: I’m building an outdoor shower. How could I make water run up?
I would like to build a solar heated outdoor shower. Nothing big, five gallons. I have most of it figured out except how to get the water to the top of the platform where I’ll have my bucket and nozzle and so forth. I was just planning on using a hose from a water source if possible.

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Answer by My Life on the Deck
There are a couple of ways you can do this.

1. If you are using a black solar water bag, you can fill it up and then hoist it to the top of the platform when the water is warm and you want a shower. You could use a rope and a pulley.

2. Put the empty black solar water bag at the top and then run a hose up to it. Then you can fill it when you need more water and you don’t need to hoist a full solar water bag up.

3. A friend heats his outdoor pool by running a black garden hose on his roof. He fills up the hose and then runs a pump to exchange the water. You will want to let the water heat up on the roof before running your shower.

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Solar Heating – How do you like these green building ideas?

Question by Oggy Boggy: How do you like these green building ideas?
I think they should make new building codes that incorporate all these ideas into new building codes

solar panels
wind generators
passive ventilation
rainwater collection
super glass
geothermal heating pumps
solar heating
eaves
compact florescent bulbs

There are building codes that require all buildings to have bathrooms and fire exits. You can no longer have an outhouse and just one door. If buildings have to abide by those standards, then there is no reason why they shouldn’t abide by these in my book. What do you think?

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Answer by Emily P
It sounds very expensive.

The majority of them rely on weather as well so for example on cloudy still days there isn’t much energy being converted into electrical energy in the house you have in mind.

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Solar Heating -Google and Ivanpah Solar: Building the largest solar thermal project to date

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Google has invested in the Ivanpah project, the largest solar thermal project under construction in the world today. Learn more at http://www.google.com/gree…