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If you have been watching, or subscribed to this blog for any time at all, you have witnessed the power of sunshine cooking food in a variety of solar ovens and solar cookers.
It is important to remember that, while solar energy is sun-cooking your newest culinary experiment, other ventures in solar power can be applied to your lifestyle and, in particular, your dwelling. Solar thermal is one of the greatest ways to utilize solar power.
On or near your house, the solar hot water equipment can be set up to let the sun heat your home water supply. Different designs and models exist and are available at a surprisingly low cost. One of the more popular and efficient designs are units composed of evacuated tubes, the same technology used by a popular model solar cooker, the GoSun Solar Stove. The vacuum tubes trap a majority of the sun’s heat and transfer it to water lines and onto the storage tank. Many designs include piping the system into the existing home hot water heater.
Be sure to check on this yourself, but the US Government also can help you afford these items, just as if you were installing solar pv panels. A 30% tax credit was still available at this writing. Take a look at how simple and effective these systems are and how you may benefit economically and have most of your home hot water heated by the sun.
What a great combination! Using the sun’s free energy to cook you food AND heat your home’s hot water.
A great variety of dishes can be prepared in the GoSun Stove. What is amazing, is how well it performs in short order. Temperatures of over 500°F are easily reached in just minutes on sunny days. But..wow..on nearly overcast days, your meal can still be made in an unexpected amount of time. It’s the GoSun’s evacuated tube technology that’s responsible.
How well it’s been doing between the Northeast’s series of snowstorms is ample proof.
Yes, that’s it in snow, of PA origin. It’s so simple to set up and use! One can easily set it up and prepare lunch during a work lunch hour. This solar oven is affordable www.solarovenshop.com and amazingly lightweight. Truly must see to believe!