Conserving energy and heating your swimming pool with solar by Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (U.S.)

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Equals approximately 21 pounds per square foot. A floating foam cover that insulates well but does not allow light to pass through it into the pool. Megajoule (MJ) Unglazed solar collector A unit of energy. Equals approximately 1000 BTUs. A plastic or rubber solar collector that operates at pool temperatures. Passive solar heating Sunlight absorbed into the pool water causes natural heating. Payback period A unit of energy commonly used to measure natural gas. Equals 278 kilowatt-hours or approximately 1 million BTUs.

D). Fossil fuel A hydrocarbon fuel extracted from the earth’s crust, including natural gas and oil. Fuels derived from natural gas and oil include propane and gasoline. Gigajoule (GJ) Greenhouse gas Gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) that absorb and trap heat in the atmosphere. The increased production of these gases from human activity is linked to accelerated warming of our atmosphere, known as climate change. Heat pump An electric heater that extracts heat available in the air to heat pool water.

One thousand BTUs equals approximately one megajoule and 1 million equals approximately one gigajoule. Coefficient of performance (COP) The rating system used for heat pumps. It is the ratio of heat output to electricity input. A typical rating falls between 3 and 5. Kilopascals (kPa) Thermal blanket A unit of pressure. Equals approximately 21 pounds per square foot. A floating foam cover that insulates well but does not allow light to pass through it into the pool. Megajoule (MJ) Unglazed solar collector A unit of energy.

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