Archive for September, 2009

OLM – Solar Energy

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

In September of 2009 Our Lady’s Missionaries had solar assisted water heating installed in two of our Toronto houses. After some research we decided to participate in a project we had learned of through Bullfrog Power

Along with our efforts to reduce our hot water use, solar assisted water heating will decrease the amount of natural gas we burn. In turn we will be able to leave a somewhat smaller carbon footprint on God’s earth.

This system uses the energy of the sun to heat a solution of water and glycol in solar panels on the roof. The heated water-glycol then warms up the water that we use in our house.

We look forward to watching how much the energy of the sun continues to heat our water even in the middle of the winter.