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Posted By Mark Chalom 07-21-2022 03:02 PM
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Beware! Reflectors work in mysterious ways. This did not take long. Mark Chalom ------------------------------ Mark Chalom Builder/Architect/ Educator Solar Design & Analysis Santa Fe NM chalomm@gmail.com ------------------------------
Posted By Mark Chalom 05-11-2022 11:01 AM
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Hello Patricia and Isaac, thank you for your interest in the plans for the solar dryer. Its a nice unit I designed long ago. It was the bases of a book on building this unit. Sadly there are no more books available but Ill check again. I am now finishing up a college class and need to complete my ASES ...
Posted By Mark Chalom 03-22-2022 12:07 PM
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Kieth, thanks, I'll respond as an architect with clients. My clients come to me for my knowledge of Climatic Design. We have the knowhow and materials to achieve 100% most anywhere. A PS house is a kinetic machine. An efficient engineering approach. We can do it for a cost. but Clients want much more. ...
Posted By Mark Chalom 03-21-2022 11:42 AM
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Kieth, nice to meet you. I enjoyed your post. I support and follow your direction. I do use less insulation leaving some for others and subsidise with wood from beetle kill or Electric from our PV. I do not try to cover the extremes. Passive solar works so well. Just balance energy in with energy out. ...
Posted By Mark Chalom 02-19-2022 12:51 PM
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John, great Greenhouse kit. sunrooms are the best interactive use of passive solar there is. As you said, versatile and usable space. Good Luck, Bill Yanda would be proud to see this evolution.. Mark Chalom, Architect, Passive Solar Pioneer 2010
Posted By Mark Chalom 07-15-2021 09:27 AM
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Luther, yes that is the old NMSEA villager. My wife and I would take it to native gatherings and cook healthy traditional foods. It was given to a stem school and is now laying on the ground trashed. Sadly NMSEA has not taken me up on the offer to fix it up. What is promoted now is just PV with electric ...
Posted By Mark Chalom 07-14-2021 03:22 PM
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Hi Luther, here is some good New Mexico cooking. No chocolate chip cookies for us. ------------------------------ Mark Chalom Builder/Architect Solar Design & Analysis chalomm@gmail.com ------------------------------
Posted By Mark Chalom 03-10-2021 01:42 PM
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Hello William. Thank you for your response. I sure enjoy. This new digital community it sure helps us get together during the pandemic. I have looked at paints. The sol kote as you recommended , It takes t wo different paints. One for the emissivity and one for the absorption. There is also. ...
Posted By Mark Chalom 03-10-2021 12:52 PM
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Hello all, Im looking for a new source of selective surface foil. I used to get from a company called MTI Solar. No longer around. Great stuff. Absorption .95 and emissivity of .08. Like a black hole. I use on earthen (adobe) Trombe walls. thanks Mark Chalom ------------------------------ Mark ...
Posted By Mark Chalom 02-27-2021 02:19 PM
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Luther, good goal, solar cooking and drying is very effective. My wife from Santa Clara Pueblo, always cooks her beans with our solar oven. As part of New Mexico Solar Energy Association, we have a large Villager Oven. One xmas, we cooked our entire dinner in it from turkey to potatoes, pie, chile and ...