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What ever happened to solar troughs

Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by HENRY WSZOLA, May 10, 2005.

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  1. HENRY WSZOLA

    HENRY WSZOLA Guest

    I was researching solar troughs as an alternative to the grid and everything
    seems to have disappeared. There was a company, sensible steam, that looked
    like an option and they are gone also. Anybody know what happened?
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Duane;

    Re the C-Band trackers, do you mean the people remove the present
    black panels from the dish and replace them with highly polished
    aluminum or such, then gather the energy at the focal point where the
    feedhorn used to be? That might be a cheap way to go using your
    tracker system. I guess they would have to modify the mount to track
    in elevation too rather than just azimuth, which on my 10 ft dish
    would be an easy modification.

    I enjoyed your website and especially the schematics and layout, very
    informative.

    Jim
     
  3. Pete C

    Pete C Guest

    Hi,

    Wonder if it would be 'fun' to use a micro with RTC for tracking.
    Could drive a couple of steppers, or something made from threaded
    studding and a battery drill mech.

    cheers,
    Pete.
     
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