Photos and details of a solar thermal system


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Photos and history of a solar wood house in Lorraine by Jean Gireaudot.

This page is part of the record Solar energy, renovation of a solar house.

Here is the mounting of the principle plane (to enlarge: Plan a solar circuit and wood).


solar wood plane

For more information and details on the installation, read this article: map and explanations of a solar wood house.

Details of solar cumulus

Connecting the solar cumulus 200 liters APPER in series on the electric boiler for hot water. Connections details 2 2 cold arrivals and hot outputs (mains water and solar).

solar cumulus

Details of the control

Everything is based on simple comparators: robustness and low prices outweigh them, relative, lack of precision and performance.

Obviously no professional rise higher now you such regulations.

A comparator is mounted for the DHW circuit with "cold" side in the tank and a comparator is mounted for the heating circuit with the "cold" side in the 1000L buffer tank.



Each comparator simply control the ON / OFF the respective circulator.

Simple solar controller

Compare solar

Solar regulation by comparison

These regulations may seem you very basic compared to what we find on the market but in the end, this type of regulation is more econological a regulation to several hundred euros ...

The solar plant room: under construction and completed

Small extension to the house to put the solar buffer tank 1000L.

local solar construction

local solar finish

The solar buffer tank

No worries, this configuration is that of "tests" for the first winter, it will be made cleaner very quickly.

solar buffer

solar cell

solar stock

The piping before and after insulation

Some insulation work wonders at the presentation right?

pipe insulation

pipe insulation

More: Photos of the wood stove with coil or chat with Jean forums in topic solar plant in Lorraine with thermal buffer homemade


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