Solar Water Heater Connects Owners To The Changing Seasons

11/09/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Sami Grover Treehugger

Solar Connects You to the Seasons
Earlier this week I shared my experiences of installing solar water heating, and included a quote from Transition Towns founder Rob Hopkins about the silliness of talking about payback times. Now Rob has written a follow up post about his own experiences with solar water heating in which he reveals that he is taking his solar exploits a little further, in that rather than setting the system up to provide top-up heat with fossil fuels automatically when there's insufficient sun, Rob's system is set up so he has to make an active choice to use backup heat. Besides obviously increasing his fuel savings, Rob reckons it also connects him with the seasons:

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