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Forum: Solar Power 04-23-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,631
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: Solar Power 04-23-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,631
Posted By nexsuperne
I have been driving my Nissan Leaf now for 2...

I have been driving my Nissan Leaf now for 2 years. I have done 40,000 miles in that time, and mostly charged from my solar panels on the house. Total running costs for the 40,000 miles are just 500...
Forum: The Billiards Room 07-17-15, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,104
Posted By nexsuperne
I am in the 500+, as I have an EV. However, I...

I am in the 500+, as I have an EV. However, I have this connected to 4kw of solar pv, so in summer, my production is 10kw a day more than my usage. My imported electric is maybe 100kw a month on...
Forum: Conservation 07-07-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 82,079
Posted By nexsuperne
We use 10KW a day in summer (23 degree average...

We use 10KW a day in summer (23 degree average temp, so aircon not needed), but it jumps to 20KW a day in winter 5C average temperature.

We have a wood burning boiler stove, as it was over 80KW a...
Forum: The Billiards Room 07-01-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,544
Posted By nexsuperne
I did the test mentioned above, but there is no...

I did the test mentioned above, but there is no section for my Nissan Leaf EV that I drive with zero emissions, and is recharged from wind and solar only. Even growing my own food, living in a well...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-25-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By nexsuperne
I have managed to sort this out by using a couple...

I have managed to sort this out by using a couple of 2 port valves a relay and a cylinder stat. When the solar tank is above 50C, then the 2 port valve from the thermal store closes, the valve on the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-25-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,138
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 Heating 04-15-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By nexsuperne
automatic heat source selector

Hi All,

I have a 300 litre 30 tube solar water heater on my roof, which circulates the water through the indirect coil on my 200 litre thermal store.
Do they make a mixer valve that will work...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-24-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By nexsuperne
retrofit coils

Hi all,

I currently have a 30 tube 300 litre solar water heater, with integrated horizontal tank. I want to put a coil into this and put mains pressure cold water in one end, and get lovely piping...
Forum: Biofuels 04-21-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,720
Posted By nexsuperne
Sweden have been burning rubbish to make heat and...

Sweden have been burning rubbish to make heat and power for communities for years. Its about time the rest of the world caught up.
Forum: Biofuels 04-21-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,720
Posted By nexsuperne
I work at a place where they make biomass pellets...

I work at a place where they make biomass pellets from dead sheep, cows and other out-of-date rotting meat. They crush them up and then cook the mush for 3 hours until all the moisture comes out. The...
Forum: Solar Power 04-21-14, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,065
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,673
Posted By nexsuperne
Try ckburners.com , Craig does all the bits for...

Try ckburners.com , Craig does all the bits for the Beckett burners
Forum: Biofuels 10-19-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,673
Posted By nexsuperne
The other burner that requires a compressed air...

The other burner that requires a compressed air supply of 5-12psi, to run a syphon based air atomizer nozzle. They are more forgiving on thicker fuels. My pressurized burner is cheap, but if the fuel...
Forum: Biofuels 10-19-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,673
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: Conservation 10-19-13, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,438
Posted By nexsuperne
Drake, sorry I haven't been on this part of the...

Drake, sorry I haven't been on this part of the forum for a while and didn't see your question until just now. The water from the bath goes through a sand filter and then into a 250 gallon tank. The...
Forum: Biofuels 08-21-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,843
Posted By nexsuperne
Just joined altburner yahoo group. Shed loads of...

Just joined altburner yahoo group. Shed loads of information on preheaters, syphon systems etc.
Forum: Biofuels 08-14-13, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,843
Posted By nexsuperne
I have now put a programmable temperature...

I have now put a programmable temperature controller on the burner. It is set to fire until it reaches 84C, and then restart when it drops to 75C, so now I don't need to keep an eye on it to make...
Forum: Biofuels 08-13-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,843
Posted By nexsuperne
More tinkering today. I was looking around for a...

More tinkering today. I was looking around for a suitable fuel container and had an old pump garden sprayer. If I let the fuel gravity feed, then it eventually splutters and the burner locks out, but...
Forum: Biofuels 08-13-13, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,843
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, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,843
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 07-17-13, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,307
Posted By nexsuperne
You can also get a 12 volt circulator pump on...

You can also get a 12 volt circulator pump on 3/4" fittings from a Ford galaxy/vw sharan/mercedes vito etc. They are used to pump heat from the engine through the heater matrix when the engine is...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-15-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,831
Posted By nexsuperne
On a slight tangent with heat recovery, I have a...

On a slight tangent with heat recovery, I have a customer with a compressor room that is always ridiculously hot. There is another part of the factory that is really cold in winter, so I have been...
Forum: Solar Heating 07-15-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,307
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 07-15-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,318
Posted By nexsuperne
Electricity is 12 pence a kw. Heating accounts...

Electricity is 12 pence a kw. Heating accounts for 44% of all energy bills but thats due to poorer insulation in the average UK home. At the moment it is 32 celsius here (which is scorching!), winter...
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