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Re: solar panels

Post: #246866 trappa
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:53 am

Im really excited. Cant wait to get mine, wont be long now!!

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Re: solar panels

Post: #246899 The Riff-Raff Element
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:00 am

trappa wrote:The company were telling me about the air heat pumps, the government are doing a similar grant next year for them as the feed in tarriff for the solar panels now so will be considering that next year.


Air source heat pumps are quite common here. The modern models move of the order of 450% (so 4.5 kW for every 1 kW input). Friends of ours run underfloor heating off a pump that continues to work well down to -21°C.

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Re: solar panels

Post: #247241 trappa
Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:52 am

Wow, 450% is good going, im going to look into these a little more thanks.
Just off the subject a little, has anyone heard of a company caalled Ceramic fuel cells? I read about them last year, they had invented a contraption that turned a small amount of gas into a large amount of electricity- i thought they would have taken off and been a big player by now, i sometimes wonder if the bigger gas and electric companies dont actually want us to cut down on our consumption.


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