Questions tagged [solar-thermal]

The use of sunlight to generate heat, usually in water. Heated water can be used directly or it can drive a turbine to generate electricity. For questions on generating electricity using semiconductors see [photovoltaics].

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Partial Passive Solar Jury-Rigs?

I live in an apartment, with the authority to make minor modifications, and I am wondering whether there are any fairly low-effort passive solar design elements that I can incorporate. Any ideas? ...
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How do I create a cheap solar still?

I am trying to create a cheap and easy way to distill water. I learned through some research and talking with people that making a solar still is the best way. I really would like a cheap solution to ...
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Best solar cooker type for dim sunlight?

The commercially available solar cookers seem to use a variety of different technologies. I have seen ones that use mirrors, ones that use evacuate tubes, and other things, in different configurations....