1. Subscribersonhouse
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    26 Sep '15 14:05
    http://phys.org/news/2015-09-hybrid-solar-panel-roof-slashes.html

    I wondered when someone would get around to this kind of technology. Too bad it wasn't me🙂
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    26 Sep '15 16:192 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2015-09-hybrid-solar-panel-roof-slashes.html

    I wondered when someone would get around to this kind of technology. Too bad it wasn't me🙂
    the basic concept of using the waste heat from solar panels to head domestic hot water is certainly not a new idea. I have heard of this idea years ago. But, if I am reading the link correctly, what they seem to be saying is that they have found a design that can be significantly more cost effectively installed while still making good use of most of the waste heat energy. I hope I got that right.
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    26 Sep '15 16:59
    Originally posted by humy
    the basic concept of using the waste heat from solar panels to head domestic hot water is certainly not a new idea. I have heard of this idea years ago. But, if I am reading the link correctly, what they seem to be saying is that they have found a design that can be significantly more cost effectively installed while still making good use of most of the waste heat energy. I hope I got that right.
    The heat pipe idea means no water pumps needed.