Solar hot water panels

Discussion in 'Alternative Energy' started by ericjeeper, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. ericjeeper

    ericjeeper Well-Known Member

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    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    So,how are they producing?

    BooBoo
     

  3. ericjeeper

    ericjeeper Well-Known Member

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    and the panels are bringing in 105 degree hot water.I have not gotten the differential controler wired up yet.so I just have them hard wired and they run continuosly. even when the clouds go over. so I am sure I am defeating what my goal is.. But as soon as I figure out where to place the storage sensor. I will have the system running under full controls.
     
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    Hi Eric,
    Looks really good.

    Are you putting anything in the water to keep stuff from growing and prevent corrosion?
    I'm a few days behind you, and need to decide what to add myself soon.

    Gary
     
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    I did not think I would need to add anything.. it is just water with a little bit of spillage glycol in it.I got my trench dug today to bury the six inch perforated tile that I plan to shove my two runs of 1" pex into to get things to my house. when I last looked this afternoon storage tank temp was 122.2.
    I think I might have just stumbled into free heat. well ok I have 3k invested.. But that is only 12 winter months of heating. so I forsee a 2-3 year payback