Gleaned from an idea in one of the eco friendly books Here, the concept is to use the power of the sun to heat up rocks which in turn warm the air around them. Then use convection to duct the air into a building. It requires absolutely no input of energy apart from the sun so it is completely free and eco friendly. I think the French know it as a “duct canadien”.
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Generally getting lots of research done on eco stuff. Regarding solar PV pannel, we are currently looking at alternatives to incorporating them in the roof. This has advantages aesthetically. Also it allows for expansion easily and potentially offers us further … Continue reading →
Many thanks to Matthew and Esther Phillips for their information sharing on the eco front. They have sent through a couple of links which are really useful:- http://www.kyocerasolar.de/products/solar_faq.html which is an easy read FAQs on photo voltaics. http://www.naturalinsulation.co.uk/cms_items/20060607164406.pdf which is … Continue reading →
Essentially we are starting with a very solid but basic shell of a building with no power, water, sewage, post box and most of a roof. The intention is to fix it up in such a way that it can … Continue reading →