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Old 23 May 2013, 08:42   #1
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Went live with my Solar system yesterday. I know that is kinda old hat now, but it's new to me.
Well pleased. The collectors are running at 55-65 degrees C right now.
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Old 23 May 2013, 17:46   #2
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Went live with my Solar system yesterday. I know that is kinda old hat now, but it's new to me.
Well pleased. The collectors are running at 55-65 degrees C right now.
What system do you have? Vacuum tubes, home made, proprietary?
I'm looking into it meself, I've got PV & looking to thermal as an add on.
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What system do you have? Vacuum tubes, home made, proprietary?
I'm looking into it meself, I've got PV & looking to thermal as an add on.
Went for the Velux flat plate system for various reasons. The Velux collectors Are flush fit and being flat plate, they look more like glazed panels up there, rather than solar panels. Also, it was available through my builders merchants who cut me some proper deals.
An eco geek would spec their own componants, not me.

Can stop scrolling through the sensor readings when the sun peeps out.
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Does this mean you've actually done something on the house? That's taken longer than my rib!
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What system do you have? Vacuum tubes, home made, proprietary?
I'm looking into it meself, I've got PV & looking to thermal as an add on.
Don't forget to look at thermodynamic panels. Unless of course for some reason you also want to be old hat.
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