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by Cao314159
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Solar Panels + Air Conditioning: Help from the Hive Mind
Replies: 18
Views: 3279

Never thought of using a flame! I am not familiar with these types of systems, how efficient are they? I am not much of an artist, but I am good at building things. I would love for my gift to be one of hospitality, and a nice cold dome would be quite inviting. I really don't want to use a generator...
by Cao314159
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Solar Panels + Air Conditioning: Help from the Hive Mind
Replies: 18
Views: 3279

Solar trough

If it is cooling from solar you want, you could always go with an absorption cooler! Same idea as an a/c unit, but uses a constant source of heat instead of a compressor. Some work with as little as 200 degrees of constant source heat. If you heat the water with a homemade solar trough (way cheaper ...
by Cao314159
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sun?
Replies: 31
Views: 6600

Gravity mike, I crunched some numbers and figured that it would be a lot of trouble to do what I was proposing. It is not so much that I don't want dust as it is I dont want any MORE dust ;) I also thought that a nice addition to the style that uses hardware cloth to cascade the water down would be ...
by Cao314159
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sun?
Replies: 31
Views: 6600

I was considering a swamp cooler, but wanted to explore options that did not depend on wind flow (might be next to a blocking building or something), was protected from the elements, and did not smell! If anything my system might pasteurize the water which would make it a little more pleasant, no? I...
by Cao314159
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sun?
Replies: 31
Views: 6600

Thanks for the input, I guess I should hope for great weather! More about the evaporator: I live near Seattle, and I once built a solar oven. As you know, solar pretty much sucks here! Even though we don't get that much sun, I was able to get the internal temp to touch 350. I tried it with water, th...
by Cao314159
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sun?
Replies: 31
Views: 6600

Sun?

Hello, very excited virgin here! I know this may seem to be a stupid question, but I was wondering about how many hours each day the sun is directly shining on the playa? How frequently is it overcast or too dusty to collect solar energy? I am working on a very promising idea for a greywater evapora...

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