Since 2009 we have been practising natural living. Our actions and activities focus on establishing and refining a sustainable, enjoyable and meaningful existence that works in harmony with natural systems.
Solar - third time lucky
After several failed attempts to create a low cost, low tech solar water heater I gave in and purchased a complete kit off the shelf. It's only August but we've been having some nice fine days and the temperature has been getting up to high 50's. This unit has 20 evacuated glass tubes with some kind of antifreeze that exchanges heat with water that is pumped through the header. While I would have preferred a passive system I do like the modular nature and programmable smarts of the control centre.August 21, 2013solarenergywatertechnology
Capturing the abundant free energy of the sun and storing it in the form of hot water is one of the easiest, cheapest, low technology ways of reducing your dependence on electricity as well as the monthly bill.December 08, 2010solarhotwaterenergy