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Julian Jameson

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This might be of interest to some, it's data regarding the output from both of our collectors that has been recorded over the last 12 months (summer months included). Location is approx. 45 degrees north latitude. 


Totals for February 2015 to January 2016 inclusive:
 
TotalsHeater 1Heater 2Both  
 kWhkWhkWh BTU
February73.266.2139.3 475458.1
March81.578.9160.4 547471.3
April80.062.1142.1 484913.1
May78.157.5135.6 462597.7
June57.740.698.4 335608.0
July77.184.7161.7 551838.8
August131.3138.0269.3 918862.4
September139.4149.3288.7 985026.8
October98.0103.0201.1 686034.0
November51.448.499.8 340645.0
December42.852.194.9 323853.0
January61.279.7141.0 480959.0
      
Annual totals971.8960.51,932.3 6,593,267.2

Full details:
http://www.greenhillenvirotechnologies.com/about-closed-loop-solar-air-heaters/heater-performance

SunFun

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How big are your panels?
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1900 free kilowatt-hours !

Julian, that is equivalent to around a cubic meter of logs for a wood-burner !

(but a lot cleaner and less effort !)


http://www.biomassenergycentre.org.uk/portal/page?_pageid=75,20041&_dad=portal


Enjoy the free heat !

G_H

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How big are your panels?

I believe they're 4'x8'
http://simplysolar.supporttopics.com/post/new-collector-build-low-profile-easy-build-throughpass-okapi-powered-7097427?&trail=30

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