Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Large Thermosyphon Solar Water Heater System for a Hospital Laundry in Pakistan

Jo describes in detail the design and building of a large thermosyphon solar water heating system for a hospital in Pakistan.  

This is a great story about building a large solar water heating system using local materials and local labor.  Lots of detail on the construction, and on the Pakistani culture and outstanding scenery -- you could make a TV series out of this.

Two banks of collectors thermosyphon hot water to the tank just above
the collectors.
Jo provideds a detailed report in pdf form and also has a very interesting year long blog on building the system, living in Pakistan, and seeing the country -- all the details start here....

Lots more on DIY solar water heating systems...

A couple pictures:
System diagram

Building the collector mounts.

Jo's Arduino based temperature logging system.


Gary August 2, 2011
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