BY ALEX WILSON
©1979 NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION 1009 Bradbury SE, #35 Albuquerque, NM 87106 Phone: 505-246-0400 www.nmsea.org
The purposes of this Association shall be to further solar and related arts, sciences, and technologies with concern for the ecologic, social, and economic fabric of the region. This shall be accomplished through exchange of ideas and information by means of meetings, publications, and information centers. The Association shall serve to inform public, institutional, and governmental bodies and seek to raise the level of public awareness of its purposes.
TYPESETTING BY REASONABLE FACSIMILE PRINTED BY MODERN PRESS, ALBUQUERQUE, NM.
Interest in solar energy has been growing at an increasingly rapid rate over the past several years. Systems to heat and cool houses, heat water, distill water, dry food crops, and generate electricity are being shown to be feasible throughout the United States and world. The primary roadblock to expanded solar energy utilization is not the lack of technology, but the unavailability of easily understandable information. The purpose of this manual is to educate individuals about one method of heating a building with the sun's energy: through the use of a thermal storage wall. This manual represents the combined and dedicated efforts of nearly the entire New Mexico Solar Energy Association staff. Particular credit is due to Tom Zeller for work on the heat loss section and help with coordination, Dennis Kensil for the glazing information and chart, Bristol Stickney, Lawrence Sherwood, Mary Beth Bliss and Ellen Morris for technical support, Stephanie Paladino for help with research and coordination, Karobi Kumalaugh for the graphics, Anne Cicero for the editing, and Florence Abersold for her hours spent typing. I would also like to thank the following individuals for reviewing our draft and offering useful suggestions: Dr. J. Douglas Balcomb. Dr. Francis... [continues]
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