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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-16-20, 02:06 AM
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Posted By osolemio
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Can't believe I haven't been on the forums for 5 years!

My main project is still running, a...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-03-15, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,808
Posted By osolemio
Sure! Before that, I can say that I am...

Sure!

Before that, I can say that I am working on a presentation and information for a crowd funding run on RocketHub. I will announce it here when it launches, and will greatly appreciate your...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-10-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,808
Posted By osolemio
Partly operational: Extensive solar thermal/electric hybrid system

My very extensive solar power project that I have been working on for about 5 years (on and off, as time and money permits), is now partly operational.

Temperatures here are in Centigrade:
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-05-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,325
Posted By osolemio
Essential question of humidity vs temperature

In climates, where it is too hot for comfort, we often need cooling - air conditioning - to keep us comfortable inside.

In almost all installations, a heat pump is splitting the energy of the air...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-15-11, 03:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,691
Posted By osolemio
Delays, delays

I am still here, and I am still working on my project.

The solar panels are just about ready from the factory (finally) but as winter is approaching, I will have to wait for the spring. To remove...
Forum: Conservation 06-10-11, 01:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,888
Posted By osolemio
I have installed this rain water harvesting tank...

I have installed this rain water harvesting tank now:

ECO-Plus package suitable for pedestrian loading...
Forum: Conservation 04-09-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,875
Posted By osolemio
The best place to start is the heating system...

The best place to start is the heating system itself. The optimum is a large mass, like a thick stone or concrete floor with built in liquid (hydrating) tubing for heating. It takes ages to heat it...
Forum: Conservation 12-30-10, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,991
Posted By osolemio
During my renovation, I have installed both IR...

During my renovation, I have installed both IR sensor controlled taps, and pedal controlled.

The first project was the main bathroom. Since I use wastewater heat recovery, we now have three water...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-11-10, 01:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,691
Posted By osolemio
I was not intending to arrive at a precise...

I was not intending to arrive at a precise formula of how to calculate produced or anticipated energy. This was mainly about the fact that it is not straightforward to compare different heat sources...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-04-10, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,691
Posted By osolemio
The reason I need this is because I need space...

The reason I need this is because I need space heating also. Don't know about your needs in this regard? But one of the significant limitations of solar heating in places with significant season...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-03-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,691
Posted By osolemio
In the example you give, your need is lower. When...

In the example you give, your need is lower. When I say a need of a higher temperature, then I mean that all buffers and other demands are already at a higher temperature than the solar panel.

If...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-02-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,691
Posted By osolemio
Solar heating: How to calculate energy

I thought about this recently. We compare direct electric heaters, oil and gas furnaces, with heat pumps and solar heating. And we just talk about kWh or other similar energy units.

But it is...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-21-10, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,197
Posted By osolemio
Seasonal heat storage under existing house

In conjunction with my escalating energy and resource renovation of my 30 year old house, I am using the existing mass of clay and dirt under the house as a long term heat storage.

To begin with,...
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