Featured Green Products
Protecting and preserving our environment is an important part that everyone needs to take responsibility for. TechFiberglass has been providing environmentally friendly solutions since 1978, long before "going green" was even a buzzword. Together we can help preserve the environment we live in and potentially save money in the process.
Cornell 480 - Passive Solar Water Heater
Two sheets of solar safety glass give the Cornell 480 a double greenhouse effect by trapping solar heat. The glass emits short wave solar energy but traps long wave heat energy.
The Cornell 480 works on water pressure and sunshine alone. It uses no electricity, no pumps, no heat exchangers and no sensors. This one piece construction design with no moving parts is the key to making the Cornell 480 a simple, trouble-free green product that will last.
TechFiberglass manufactures the Cornell 480 passive solar water heater. Constructed of an FRP shell with over 4 inches of insulation and no moving parts, the Cornell 480 is ideal as a supplement to your gas or electric water heater and is offered complete or in kit form.
For every square foot of surface you are collecting, for each inch of rainfall, you can collect .61 gallons of water. If you are collecting a meager 1000 square feet, you will collect over 600 gallons for each inch of rain! Tucson averages 12 inches of rain during the summer monsoons, so this will amount to almost 7400 gallons of rainwater in one season.
Rainwater is also entirely drinkable! We offer a full line of sediment and UV filtration options that pair up with our tanks so that you can filter that rainwater and actually supplement your entire home with collected rain.
While storm water runoff can be potentially harmful (please see information provided by the EPA), it does not affect the viability of using it as drinking water.
Aerolope Human Powered Vehicle
Chances are you've seen one of those "funny" bikes and have come looking for more information. This is a good place to start as these are some of the most common questions we receive from the highly inquisitive.
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What’s it like to ride a recumbent?
Your head is up in a natural position, giving you a great view of your surroundings and the road ahead. No more neck and back pain from being hunched over. Hands, arms, and wrists are comfortable because they are not supporting your weight. You slice through the wind faster and easier, due to reduced frontal exposure. Handling, cornering, and stopping are more assured due to a significantly lower center of gravity. Saddle soreness is not a problem, even at the end of the longest rides.
The bike seems to vanish beneath you as you cruise along, experiencing the scenery (and potential hazards) as never before. You'll find yourself cycling longer and farther than before, and arriving at your destination refreshed. Once you've experienced a recumbent, it's difficult to ever go back to a conventional bike!
You may as well be driving a Ferrari for all the attention you receive. Motorists, pedestrians, and other cyclists do double-takes as they watch you breeze by -- seemingly without effort.
Not all recumbents are bicycles. Some are Trikes. Recumbent Trikes have a special appeal to the touring crowd. The recumbent trike always provides its rider with a convenient place to rest and, the carrying capacity is great. Your fully loaded Trike won't fall over the minute you turn your back, either. The recumbent trike also appeals to riders with balance problems, salvaging their otherwise lost love of cycling.