[oclug] [OT] Solar / Renewable Power Generation
chris123 at magma.ca
Mon Aug 12 14:21:15 EDT 2002
On August 12, 2002 01:57 pm, Jon Earle wrote:
> Will have to try hard to track it down. They're doing a lot in terms of
> large scale production (solar thermal plants generating hundreds of
> kilowatts or numers of megawatts), but I'm not yet found much on ~30kW
> systems, which is about what I'd need to be grid-independant in the middle
> of winter.
Not necessarily the case Jon, as every new residential home constructed since
the late-70's early eighties has some form of residential system. At minimum
each house is outfitted with solar water heating/cooling system that would
falls into your classification range. These are standard off the shelf
commodities available at any native building supplier. I don't have time to
research this, but I know the stuff is available as I installed several units
on our low-tech home grown construction job referenced in another post
earlier today. If I stumble across something I'll let you know.
In summary the stuff your are interested in is pervasive in the region under
discussion due to appropriate climatic conditions. I mean people wear
sweaters in 65F, call it winter and wont swim in the med ocean when its under
Im running late again....more later.
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