Chalk Hill Off-Grid CabinRustic Exterior, Sacramento

The house features energy independence by necessity. Solar hot water collectors provide domestic hot water as well as space heating by flowing the heated fluid first through a heat exchanger and then into tubing buried in a 2 ft. bed of sand beneath the floor slabs.

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Noah Modie wrote:May 8, 2013
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    Arkin Tilt Architects
    The 4x10s visible in the photo are the SIP splines. Along the rake edges we used 4' x 4' panels of SIPs to run those splines out, and the 4x4 fascias cantilever to support the corners. The Design Span standing seam roofing is able to span up to 4', thus the 4' eaves and distance between the rake splines.
  • Noah Modie
    Awesome. Thank you so much.

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Mariana Pickering (Emu Building Science) added this to Let’s Clear Up Some Confusion About Solar PanelsFeb 21, 2014

Solar thermal panels for heating water are usually fewer in number, thicker and boxier, and are attached to water pipes. They basically come in two forms. One is a flat-plate collector, which looks like a dark, weatherproofed, glazed box, as pictured here.

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Spry Architecture added this to Discover Modern Architecture's AppealFeb 10, 2013

Today, with energy-efficiency concerns, materials like structural insulated panels (SIPs) are important along with new methods of prefabricated construction. Homes can be built in factories, reducing waste and the various inefficiencies of other construction practices. This project uses many modern energy-efficient solutions, including solar panels, SIPs and straw bale to weave together a modern home.

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Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: California Cabin Ditches the Power GridJul 10, 2012

Glycol solution, which prevents freezing, is pumped through solar hot water panels and into a heat exchanger in a domestic hot water tank and then on into a sand bed under the concrete floors to warm the house. Electricity is provided through a roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) panel system. The roof eave is extended to shade the house in the summer, and block rain and snow from hitting the walls in the winter. The eave itself is relatively thin despite the thick structural insulated panels (SIPs) used for roof insulation. Arkin and his team worked carefully to extend the SIP spines so they could support the 4-foot overhang.

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Johanna Christine Heinrichs added this to Votovoltaik und SolarthermeFeb 27, 2018

Unabhängiges Ferienhaus Es hat sich bewährt, gerade kleine Ferienhäuser mithilfe einer Photovoltaikanlage und thermischer Solarkollektoren mit Strom und Warmwasser zu versorgen. Am einfachsten und kostengünstigsten ist hier die freistehende Variante. Das von den thermischen Solarkollektoren erzeugte Warmwasser wird in einem Tank zwischengespeichert. Da ein Ferienhaus meist klein ist und nur zeitweise genutzt wird, reichen der Strom aus der Photovoltaikanlage und das Warmwasser völlig aus.

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Jena Watson added this to Belvedere house ideasFeb 15, 2018

Structurally Insulated Panels (S.I.P.s),

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Jessica Lewis added this to Idee di JessicaJan 22, 2018

Possiamo optare anche per impianti che producono energia da fonti alternative, come il fotovoltaico o il solare. Questi assicurano la produzione di energia necessaria alle attività quotidiane. Se, in più, il fotovoltaico è integrato con un sistema di batterie di accumulo, l’energia prodotta può essere utilizzata anche di sera, ad esempio per illuminare le stanze.Se vicino all’abitazione, è disponibile del terreno o acqua di falda, puoi aggiungere anche pompe di calore geotermiche che portano energia da fonti a bassa temperatura verso gli ambienti della casa a una temperatura più alta, assicurando il riscaldamento domestico. La geotermia risponde anche a un bisogno di raffreddamento e fornisce l’acqua calda necessaria, senza l’utilizzo di una caldaia a gas o di un climatizzatore. Perché non integrare le pompe di calore con il fotovoltaico? Le pompe di calore, per funzionare, hanno bisogno di energia elettrica; se in casa c’è già un efficiente impianto fotovoltaico, funzioneranno a costo zero e i risparmi saranno maggiori.

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Clean Energy Design, LLC added this to Wish ListOct 5, 2017

Solar PV & thermal panels for hot water.

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Davina added this to Sea Breeze PropertyApr 20, 2017

Solar Panels as Backyard design

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garybuyit added this to floorsMay 22, 2016

Glycol solution, which prevents freezing, is pumped through solar hot water panels and into a heat exchanger in a domestic hot water tank and then on into a sand bed under the concrete floors to warm the house. Electricity is provided through a roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) panel system. The roof eave is extended to shade the house in the summer, and block rain and snow from hitting the walls in the winter. The eave itself is relatively thin despite the thick structural insulated panels (SIPs) used for roof insulation. Arkin and his team worked carefully to extend the SIP spines so they could support the 4-foot overhang.

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