Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Aug 25, 2008.
Any one using any form of solar power at home to save costs?
We don't currently, but it is something we looked in to and had somebody come around about it as well, but they were trying to push the water heating solar, rather than the panels that generate electricity, as they costed so much more and it took longer to get your money back that they were guaranteed for, although that could be different now!
It is something I'll be looking at again though, so I would also be interested in anybodies experiences on this too.
I'm just about to get Solar Hot Water panels installed ... you can follow progress @ my barn conversion site.
The payoff period is now quite low (around five years) so worth looking into especially with rising fuel costs.
What's a good price for installing solar hot water panels?
Don't have one at my home but it looks something cool idea to me. Want to know more about it gkd.
I have 10 photovoltaic panels (120W) which I use to charge batteries, they obviously don't produce that much power but it does mean I can run the laptop and a few other things off them - I'm looking to convert an old UPS and some of the router (at home) PSU to run off it when I get around to it.
I've also got it hooked up to a small home made monitoring board and a Bluetooth Arduino which sends back voltage, current in/out, temp and light levels (though I've broke the sensor for this) which I then make cacti graphs out of ... it's all about the graphs man .
At a minimum:
upto £1500 per panel - you'll need 2-3
+ £1000 for a new water tank (if needed)
+ £1000 or so for plumbing and controls
Something like that.
I am using solar water heater in home. Its overall price is Rs. 15000/-. We got hot water in rainy day also. Also it saves our electricity .
Solar Cell Is Still Expensive I Think..
We have tried but there is some disadvantages. It's not really advisable
I don't have one, that's kinda expensive. Can't afford it.
same like mraandrei,to expensive,and in Romania this kind of technology is not promoted... they like to polate
Don't think I have . Why not search on google to get what you are looking for.
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