MTD DIY Solar Heating System

An MTD (modified trickle down) solar heating system is a good DIY project because it uses less expensive materials, and because of its simplicity to build. It heats water directly, instead of using absorber plates or flow tubes. It uses the same concept as Harry E. Thompson’s Trickle Down Solar Roof. With a MTD solar heating system, an array of MTD collectors forms a single solar roof.

By | 2017-03-10T05:04:40+00:00 August 5th, 2009|Alternative Energy|

Can Solar Power Run a Laundry Facility?

Recently we received a question from someone who wanted to know whether or not it would be possible to run his laundry room off solar power. He wanted to know if he could purchase solar panels to run his laundry room, and connect them in such a way that his laundry facilities would not tap into the house's main electricity, and whether he could run a power cord from a solar panel to his washer and dryer.

By | 2013-05-17T08:04:49+00:00 February 28th, 2009|Alternative Energy|