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Forum: Solar Power 04-23-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,403
Posted By nexsuperne
At the moment, I only have 3KW of solar PV, 4KW...

At the moment, I only have 3KW of solar PV, 4KW of solar thermal and an 8KW wood burner that does space and water heating.
The solar PV is connected to a wall of 896 18650 cells (Samsung 26F -...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-25-15, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,745
Posted By nexsuperne
radio water temperature display

My thermal store is 2 floors above the main living area at my place. In summer, I never know if the water is warm enough from the solar water panels to get a bath or shower on a cloudy day, or if I...
Forum: Solar Power 04-21-14, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,024
Posted By nexsuperne
Is your solar controller an MPPT version? These...

Is your solar controller an MPPT version? These convert higher voltage input to lower output voltage, but with more amps, which is very useful for charging batteries. Your 100 watt panels make 100...
Forum: Biofuels 10-19-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,722
Posted By nexsuperne
I run my oil burner on waste veg oil. I changed...

I run my oil burner on waste veg oil. I changed the nozzle to a 40x80EH, cranked up the delivery pressure to 160psi and put a water to oil heat exchanger on it, which preheats to 60C, there is then a...
Forum: Biofuels 08-13-13, 02:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,160
Posted By nexsuperne
The flame went much yellower and started to smoke...

The flame went much yellower and started to smoke when trying to burn 100% unheated WVO, just before the burner spluttered out. It would have been due to not atomising properly and throwing oil onto...
Forum: Biofuels 08-12-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,160
Posted By nexsuperne
I have just been playing with a honeywell oil...

I have just been playing with a honeywell oil burner, which was running on standard heating oil. I turned the fuel pressure up a bit and mixed some waste veg oil in with it. I reckon I had 30%...
Forum: Solar Heating 07-15-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,683
Posted By nexsuperne
Webaware, why use an inverter? You will be...

Webaware, why use an inverter? You will be loosing at least 10% in efficiency instantly. Get a 12 volt 1/2" bsp threaded diaphragm pump, like a shurflo or similar from ebay for about 40. Thats what...
Forum: Wind Power 07-12-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,058
Posted By nexsuperne
I did take 5 of the 10 blades off, but the start...

I did take 5 of the 10 blades off, but the start up was much worse (higher mph winds), the overall power for a given wind speed was lower. I understand the logic from a previous post the suggestion...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-01-13, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,683
Posted By nexsuperne
Don't use plastic sheeting. 4mm single plate...

Don't use plastic sheeting. 4mm single plate glass is far better. Use rockwall behind the single plane non-convector fin radiator and make the box just big enough to get some rockwall around the...
Forum: Wind Power 05-31-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,058
Posted By nexsuperne
Roughly 800 watts

Roughly 800 watts
Forum: Wind Power 05-31-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,058
Posted By nexsuperne
Clear blade pictures

Turbine pictures.

This is mounted on my roof, which is a 3 storey building. One side has nothing in the way, as it is towards the river. In winter, when the solar output is low, the wind comes in...
Forum: Biofuels 12-10-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 71,467
Posted By nexsuperne
The secondary intake doesn't need to be forced....

The secondary intake doesn't need to be forced. The secondary air on my burner comes in to the bottom of the burner, runs up the inside wall of the firebox (collecting heat from the fire) and then...
Forum: Lighting 09-27-12, 02:07 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 48,234
Posted By nexsuperne
Bit of a no brainer really, I pay 2 for a 50...

Bit of a no brainer really, I pay 2 for a 50 watt halogen bulb, which emits 320 lumen and costs 0.5p an hour to run. I then pay 3 for a 7.5 watt 520 lumen led bulb, which costs 0.075p an hour to...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-15-12, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,635
Posted By nexsuperne
When the rainwater runs out, then we use...

When the rainwater runs out, then we use bathwater for flushing toilets. The trick is to only store as much grey water as can be used in 2 days, or it starts to smell. I found that adding 1ml per...
Forum: Solar Power 06-02-12, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,396
Posted By nexsuperne
I should also add that I have mine on 48volt, so...

I should also add that I have mine on 48volt, so my 2 lots of 3x80w panels are wired to give out 9 amps at 51 volt, rising to 66v max, where they taper off to zero current. My charge controller is...
Forum: Solar Power 06-02-12, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,396
Posted By nexsuperne
I have both on my system. Battery hooked to wind...

I have both on my system. Battery hooked to wind and solar to a pure sinewave uninterruptible power supply. This charges up overnight on wind and cheap rate electric and switches from peak rate...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-06-12, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,620
Posted By nexsuperne
I do this, and it works well. I have a 300litre...

I do this, and it works well. I have a 300litre store which charges up on solar and ashp and then runs the underfloor heating and hot water. I can top it up using my wood burner.
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-14-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,532
Posted By nexsuperne
Nuclear,obviously! I'm sure the people near any...

Nuclear,obviously! I'm sure the people near any nuclear meltdown would agree! Why use renewables when we can kill and deform our children with nuclear accidents for many years to come. It is still...
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