Saturday, November 18, 2006

eco: both kinds of solar panels

As I mentioned in comments, the solar power system that's finally working is electricity. Here's a shot of two of the nine photovoltaic panels:
two SX170B 170 W solar panels on roof
Note the shade from neighboring tall house in autumn that's cutting efficiency.

Our heating system is still inoperable, despite 17 months and all those tubes and wires. So the solar heat-collecting tubes have yet to be placed on its rack:
waiting for solar heat tubes
Wait, that entire thing is in shade! Will it ever work?

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