Jon Hammond's Solar Energy Crisis Solutions

Jon Hammond shares about his renovated dwelling that now derives about 80 to 90% of its winter heat from the sun, and showcasing his innovative solar energy crisis solutions.



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Hammond at work on the lid of the solar house's roof unit.
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Another view of the Hammond house, showing the solar water heater attached to the home's south wall (in foreground).
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On sunny winter days, the tank's cover is raised as in the photo above to allow the black water containers to absorb energy.
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Jon's waterbed, snuggled in among the heat-absorbing drums.
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The Hammond house (note drum wall, shutters, and skylight).
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Folding insulated shutters, ideal for use in solar homes.
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A hydraulic lifting mechanism controls the Sky-Therm's lid.
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Insulated shutters, a highly effective temperature control.
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