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Radiant Floor Heating Graph

This chart shows that thermal mass really works.  This is a really busy house.  The doors are opening and shutting all day long as people come and go.  There is a gas-powered instant hot water heater that provides heat for the radiant flooring.  We placed data loggers on the outlet pipe of the hot water…

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Solar Site Assessment

  A solar pathfinder is a necessity when picking sites for optimal solar gains. The dome on the tripod enables the operator to record solar obstructions that reveal where to best site may be for their home, PV installation, or solar thermal panel installation. In this case, our team found that the prospective passive solar…

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Anaerobic Digestion

  We are conducting research involving anaerobic digestion and the use of solar thermal panels for digester heating. Our researchers are studying the marriage of these two technologies, with the intention of creating a small-scale anaerobic digester that can rely on the heat from the sun – to maintain necessary digester temperatures for optimum methane…

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