373RE: [AMBIENTENERGY] Re: RE: Re: Minto / Solar / Thermoelectric
- Jan 8, 2002The goo they encapsulate the cells with that bonds to the glass is what
turns brown. I am told it is not UV stable.
Becomes a bigger problem with concentrators.
You dropped a zero. You should see about 130 watts/m^2
If you shop you can buy for less than $5 a watt and if you got a dealership
maybe $4 a watt?
I thought flip the panel over and use 2 reflectors below. No hail damage can
be done to panel that way.
Maybe put glass in front of panel for uv filtering.
Lose 10-15% of the light but since you are concentrating anyway and
reflector is cheaper than panel it might be OK to do.
Leave a space between back of panel and protective cover. Colder the panel
the more the output.
From: Charles Ford [mailto:cjford1@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 12:20 PM
Subject: RE: [AMBIENTENERGY] Re: RE: Re: Minto / Solar / Thermoelectric
--- kirk <kirk@...> wrote:
> >It would beLast time I looked Si solar PV arrays were going for about
> interesting to compare the power output on a sq.foot
> by sq.foot basis, against a PV panel.
> You can calculate it.
> The Minto wheel will NOT pay for itself.
> That is why it was given away.
> Build a 100 watt wheel and solar collector to drive it.
> You will see what I mean.
$6.40/W Efficiency pushing 15% (range 13.5% to 14.7%)
These Si PVs can tolerate up to about 5X solar exposure... So
if you are interested in making a basic tracker and using solar
concentrators you can get out for cheap (will still only
extract an average of about 13W/m^2
But even then the Solar equipment is barely able to make costs
over its life span.
I have been working with a local shop that does nationwide
legacy computer servicing. These folks are GREAT and making
don't work any more work again good as new. They want to set
up a solar array recycling/referbishing center here in Fort
Anybody know where I can get my hands on the old week and dead
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