Tuesday, October 29, 2013

reader projects 2

Here are two updates on projects built by readers of my book
How to Build a Tracking Parabolic Solar Collector.

From Andrew Gray in Texas:

Andrew came up with a novel way to swing his array both N-S and E-W and added computer control. He is heating domestic hot water so uses insulated collector tubes.

He has a series of videos about his project posted on Youtube and you can also read more here.

From Bruce Snyder in Florida:

Bruce heats a hot tub so he is able to use uninsulated collector tubes. He writes "It actually produces WAY TOO MUCH heat in the spring and summer".

More about Bruce's project here and here.

As always, comments are welcome.

You can also click the "Reader comments" tab at the top of this blog

George Plhak

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