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Active Solar Water Heater Terra Barichara Colombia
Passif Water Heating System, Saladero Ecolodge, Costa Rica
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Active Solar Water Heater Terra Barichara Colombia
Passif Water Heating System, Saladero Ecolodge, Costa Rica

Local benefits:

Savings on the electricity bill.

Travellers benefits:

Hot water, even in remote locations which are not connected to electrical systems.

Benefits to the environment:

Reducing energy consumption.

Description

Are you lucky enough to be in a very sunny area?

Take advantage of solar energy to heat up your water!

  • Very basic “do it yourself” technique: Do like Harvey at Saladero Ecolodge, wrap a black coloured hose on the roof of the shower and run water into it: this is called a passive solar water heater!
  • Buy a system: Do like Hotel Terra Barichara (see video above): use an active solar water heater system.

Tip: If you do not have enough of sunshine throughout the year, install for example a system that allows to switch from solar to electric energy when you want.

Seen at

Name Type of facility Environment Country Swap?
A Little Eco Lodge rural Myanmar No
A Little Eco Lodge rural Myanmar No
Terra Barichara Hotel Hotels & guest houses rural, zone-chaude Colombia Yes
Saladero Ecolodge Campings, Hotels & guest houses mer, zone-chaude Costa Rica Yes

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