Saturday, May 26, 2012

Solargraphy, Windmill Water Pumpers, and Solar Air Floor Heat

Just catching up on  a few new entries at Build-It-Solar.

New Solargraphy pictures from Kevin
Kevin's Solargraphy "cans" have been taking pictures for the last few months with some really nice results.

A 4 month exposure Solargraphy picture

All the details on how to do your own Solargraphy pictures...

Some Ways of Distributing Solar Heated Air to Floors
Most solar air heating collectors just distribute the solar heated air directly to the living space, but here are a couple ways to do radiant floor heating with solar heated air....

Scheme for heating a slab floor with solar heated air.

Updates to the Windmill Water Pumping Section
Added a link to the very nice Ainsworth site on water pumping windmills as well as a link to the Vintage Windmills News -- a good newsletter on restoring wind pumpers.
From Vintage Windmills News

Also added a link for the  Airlift Windmills -- on these windmills, the wind turbine drives a compressor which provides compressed air for a bubble pump.

If you have not taken the time to look at some of the pictures in this section of the beautiful old wind pumpers, you are in for a treat!

The windmill water pumping section...

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