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Solar Water Heating
Revised and Expanded
A Comprehensive Guide to
Solar Water and Space Heating Systems
A book by Bob Ramlow
and Benjamin Nusz
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"It's high time someone wrote a comprehensive but accesssible overview of solar heating, which is one of the most cost-effective steps that we can take to wean from fossil fuels. Bob Ramlow is a rare combination of plumber, engineer, and public educator who has learned with his own hands. Whether you wish to do it yourself or simply be an informed consumer, start with Solar Water Heating!"
Bob Ramlow’s Solar Water Heating is a practical solar encyclopedia for anyone interested in installing a solar energy system or in starting a solar energy company. The folksy writing is clear and the numerous diagrams make this book a great resource for everyone from the novice just getting started to the existing solar professional looking to pick up some of Bob Ramlow’s many useful observations from a long career installing and maintaining solar energy systems.
Solar Water Heating: Book Review
"Solar Water Heating is the first book I've seen that focuses solely on solar water heating. It's a technique that's been practiced since ancient times, but until now there's been strangely few resources on the topic for a North American audience. The author, Bob Ramlow, examines state-of-the-art solar heating systems. He covers not only solar water heaters, but also solar water and space house heating systems and solar pool heating systems, including their advantages and disadvantages. Since people often get turned off by the up-front cost, the book focuses especially on the financial aspects of solar water or space heating systems, and shows that such systems can save significant costs in the long run.
A Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series Book
Heating water with the sun is a practice almost as old as humankind itself. Solar Water Heating, now completely revised and expanded, is the definitive guide to this clean and cost-effective technology.
Beginning with a review of the history of solar water and space heating systems from prehistory to the present, Solar Water Heating presents an introduction to modern solar energy systems, energy conservation and energy economics. Drawing on the authors' experiences as designers and installers of these systems, the book goes on to cover: