Lo-Tech Solutions: Solar Water Heaters and their Embodied Carbon

90% of Israeli dwellings depend on solar heating devices for their hot water (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)
Basic functioning of a Solar Water Heater
Comparing building-efficiency technology by embodied carbon equivalent [5]. GSHP: ground source heat pump | ASHP: air source heat pump | ST: solar thermal | MVHR: mechanical ventilation and heat recovery | SPV: solar photovoltaic | LED: light-emitting diode (lighting)

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