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Sustainability

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Mia Vosburgh

on 12 February 2014

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Transcript of Sustainability

What is Solar Water Heating?
How Does
Solar Water
Heating work?
Converts sun's rays
heat used to raise the temperature of water
Positives
of Solar water heating
Financial Comparison
Sustainability
& Architecture

Solar Water Heating
How is Solar Water Heating used in Canadian homes?
widely used green energy
provides year-round hot water
developed at the turn of the 20th century
What does solar water heating look like?
Smaller systems- 150L tank
Small heat exchanger and pump
Copper pipes with foam insulation
Used for:
Hot water for showers
Washing machine
Dish washer

Less polluting source of energy
emits nothing
Sunlight is limitless and free
Manageable system to install
Less expensive
Good economic payoff
low maintenance
Initial Cost
$3,500
Initial Cost
$1,500
Operating Cost
$0/year
Operating Cost
$700/ year
15 year cost:
$3,500
15-year cost
$12,000
Solar water heating
Gas heating
Exempt of
provincial
sales tax
Conclusion
By: Mia
heated by fossil fuels
boiler
Less expensive at first
Extremely expensive after long period time
The Original Water Heating resource:
http://www.cansia.ca/solar-energy-101/what-solar-water-heating
Sources:
Fun Facts about
Solar Energy
Not all energy comes to Earth.
Only half -billionth.
Source of Sun's energy is unknown.
Sun's energy is widespread
Next traditional energy source
One of the brightest and biggest star in the Milky Way
http://interestingenergyfacts.blogspot.ca/2008/05/suns-energy-facts.html
http://www.going-green-challenge.com/interesting-facts-about-solar-energy.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_water_heating
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