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Evacuated tubes

Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by Jack, Dec 9, 2006.

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  1. Jack

    Jack Guest

    Does anyone have experience with evacuated tube solar collectors? I am
    infatuated with the concept and it appears like the technology is quite
    mature. Probably best suited to hot water generation however.

    Jack
     
  2. homeboy465

    homeboy465 Guest

    they work well they had them installed in the new technology building at
    the Plymouth College Of Further Education while I was there and since that
    they have added a wind turbine and solar pannels. I have also seen them used
    ion "It's Not Easy Being Green" they are where they were successful.

    The ones at the college were made a point of by my tutor as i was on a
    microcomputer corse and energy sources were part of that. They were only
    being used as a source of heat in the building but if you makaged to get
    hold of a stirling engine (full size engins i have found to be hard to
    locate but I have herd that they are available) then you could use the heat
    to power the engin and that in turn could run a geneator.
     
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