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The Integral Passive Solar Water Heater

The Integral Passive Solar Water Heater Book, by David Bainbridge, includes:

  • How to design a passive solar water heater

  • How to build a passive solar water heater

  • How to install a passive solar water heater

  • Examples of many types of designs that would almost any situation

  • Discussion of potential improvements to the design

David Bainbridge is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Management at the California School of Business and Organizational Studies, Alliant International University.

This is a book on all aspects of designing and building a wide variety of solar batch water heaters with a great mix of how-to and engineering design information -- great for builders and experimenters.

This book is out of print, and difficult to get, but he has agreed to make the full content available as a download at the link below. (8.2MB pdf)

Download the book

More on David's projects on at the straw bale website.



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