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Forum: Solar Power 04-03-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,223
Posted By Heynow999
YouTube - heynow999100's Channel...

YouTube - heynow999100's Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/heynow999100?feature=mhum)

I posted a youtube video of it.
Forum: Solar Power 03-29-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,223
Posted By Heynow999
Some pictures of how the actuator connects to the...

Some pictures of how the actuator connects to the rack.

If someone wants to build one, I think it was fairly easy to do because all I did is scale down the dimensions from the full size unit Not...
Forum: Solar Power 03-27-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,223
Posted By Heynow999
I got the tracker finished, got it working the...

I got the tracker finished, got it working the night before the tradeshow. I managed to show it to the person at the show that we are trying to make the sale to.

I have got it out in my backyard...
Forum: Solar Power 03-24-11, 10:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,194
Posted By Heynow999
I have 16 x 160 watt Evergreen poly modules on...

I have 16 x 160 watt Evergreen poly modules on the rack. It was all installed at once, about 2 years ago. I just recently added 3.3kw to my roof using 185 watt monos and Enphase inverters.

I...
Forum: Solar Power 03-24-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,223
Posted By Heynow999
missed a picture! See what I did, there is...

missed a picture!

See what I did, there is going to be a Candidate for the Green Party at the tradeshow I am taking it to so I made a tray for the battery out of an old Green Party sign! ...
Forum: Solar Power 03-24-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,223
Posted By Heynow999
More progress pictures A close-up of the...

More progress pictures

A close-up of the sensor

The front with the sensor covered by an outdoor light fixture and the back. I am still waiting for the linear actuator to make it work. I need...
Forum: Solar Power 03-20-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,223
Posted By Heynow999
Small tracker project

I am building a scale model of a single axis Deger 8.5 Toptracker. I am an installer and we do a lot of trade shows and demonstrations so I wanted a working model so people would have something to...
Forum: Solar Power 03-20-11, 09:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,194
Posted By Heynow999
Thats my House!, back in post #8. If you...

Thats my House!, back in post #8.

If you have any questions ask away. I built it out of galvanised steel tube and clamps. The common name for them is Kee clamps but I used a knock-off made by...
Forum: Solar Power 09-21-10, 03:30 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 37,476
Posted By Heynow999
both those sites are wrong if what you want is...

both those sites are wrong if what you want is maximum production

I use the software from Natural Resources Canada called Retscreen. It's free if you are interested.

What I am looking at is...
Forum: Solar Power 09-19-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 37,476
Posted By Heynow999
At the latitude of Toronto (43 degrees) the...

At the latitude of Toronto (43 degrees) the optimum angle for highest year round production is from 29 to 34 degrees. This would be he angle you would want for a MicroFIT system as it will give you...
Forum: Conservation 02-24-10, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,351
Posted By Heynow999
exhaust it through an HRV?

exhaust it through an HRV?
Forum: Solar Heating 02-23-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,599
Posted By Heynow999
Do you want to build everything yourself? If...

Do you want to build everything yourself?

If it were me, I would use off the shelf hardware and just piece it together. I would use a Viessman collector, grundfos pump, flat plate heat exchanger...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-23-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,915
Posted By Heynow999
Velux solar hot water system

I was at the Home Show in Toronto and I saw a SDHW system made by Velux. They make skylights, so the collector is made in a skylight frame. The flat plate collector is black and I think it would...
Forum: Conservation 02-21-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 625,793
Posted By Heynow999
I have always thought it would be a good idea to...

I have always thought it would be a good idea to vent your bathroom exhaust and dryer through on of these. Perhaps you could vent the bathroom full time, and the the dryer only during the heating...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-19-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,060
Posted By Heynow999
I have compared the two different types of heat...

I have compared the two different types of heat exchangers, external flat plate VS internal coil. I know that on my system they glycol will only drop about 4C after it goes through the heat...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-19-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,060
Posted By Heynow999
Solar hot water and electric tankless

HI

I install solar pool heaters, solar domestic hot water and PV

I don't have a lot of practical experience with domestic hot water, I have only installed 4 systems, but one of the systems is...
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