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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    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
  2. 26 Sep '15 16:19 / 2 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.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    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.