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  1. #1 solar water heaters and infrared 
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    i need to know how much of the sun's infrared radiation a glazed solar water heater uses.

    also, how hot can it get underneath the glass of a solar water heater.


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    Not enough information-- There are hundreds of referrences for building a solar hot water heater.


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    i was speaking in terms of infrared and visible radiation, i wanted to know how much of each type of radiation the a typical glazed solar water heater uses.
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    This will be specific to the system employed.
    I suggest you get or borrow a copy of " The Passive Solar Energy Book"
    by Edward Mazria.
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