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Author Topic: Weird Solar wheel idea  (Read 2393 times)
welshboy
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« on: June 17, 2010, 03:17:55 PM »

Saw this on the net- a bit like a heatpump in reverse- wonder if it would work ?
http://www.eskimo.com/~billb/freenrg/minto.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 03:20:07 PM »

Twas covered some time back on Mythbusters (discovery channel) and as the title of the show suggests nope it didn't, and yes it was "busted"   hysteria

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 04:48:39 PM »



I shall begin building one on my roof immediately!   stir
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 05:33:48 PM »

But have you got the Phlogiston you'll need??

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 06:18:39 PM »

Not sure why it wouldn't work.   Speed is fairly irrelevant if there is enough torque and solar heat input is  relatively easy.   A high temperature version  could  use water and thermal oil for heating but I suppose waste heat would be  greater at high temperatures. 

www.linux-host.org/energy/btempw.htm
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DHW 250 litre cylinder  60 X 47mm tubes
Heating  180,000 litre straw insulated seasonal store, 90X58mm tubes + 7 sqm flat collectors, 1 kW VAWT, 3 kW heatpump plus Walltherm gasifying stove
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 09:30:57 PM »

But have you got the Phlogiston you'll need??

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had my retro encabulator producing it all day.  wackoold
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010, 07:51:21 PM »

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2x Solis PV = 1.875 kW, Mitsubishi inverter heat pump. Yorkshire Boiler Stove.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010, 09:03:53 PM »



or maybe I'm getting confused.... laugh
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010, 10:38:46 PM »

Useful output as well

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DHW 250 litre cylinder  60 X 47mm tubes
Heating  180,000 litre straw insulated seasonal store, 90X58mm tubes + 7 sqm flat collectors, 1 kW VAWT, 3 kW heatpump plus Walltherm gasifying stove
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