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RA, RA- THE Original Solar-Powered Delight, Remodeled-Part II

Part II. SUN POWER.RA Sailing over Marshall, NC

It is amazing how we have evolved over the years. These days, we can pull together  a stylish, comfortable, and beautiful "palace" that is also non-toxic and eco-friendly. Here in Asheville, we are really getting into Solar Power.

Just today I heard about  a Hands-on Workshop: Building a Solar Water Heater, that will take place at the Long Branch Environmental Education Center.

Here,  ladies and lords, you can learn about a solar design even RA may have envied. It is "the essence of simplicity: Put  water holding tanks in an insulated box, with glass on the side facing south and fill it with water. No moving parts, nothing to break down, free fuel and no pollution."

 You do NOT need building skills (though architects, engineers, and building contractors are welcome), and you will be most welcome. Workshop leader is a solar designer, inventor, and builder with tons of experience who holds an international patent on a unique solar device.

Expect to discover:

  • Basic Design Principles- radiation, available solar energy in various parts of U.S., emmitance, absorption, reflection, transmissivity, reflector types, conduction, convection
  • IPSWH Design - placement, performance related to slope and orientation, color, heat retention, glazing layers, shutters, shades, insulation, reflectors, sizing, hot water needs, backup system, construction, concepts for virtually free solar water heaters, concepts for advanced solar water heaters
  • Operating an IPSWH - reflector adjustment, open lids, conservation or staging of hot water use
  • Backup Heating - wood stoves and heaters, gas, electric, flash heaters
  • Building Your Own - step by step guide to designing and building your own solar water heater including safety considerations

If you cannot come to see us in Asheville, you may want to connect with the Long Branch Environmental Education Center. For more on solar power, see Mary's re-blog guest  post that follows one or two below this!

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It is amazing how we have evolved over the years. These days, we can pull together  a stylish, comfortable, and beautiful "palace" that is also non-toxic and eco-friendly. Here in Asheville, we are really getting into Solar Power....sounds like a plan to me...how about you?

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