Home Solar Panels – Make Your Contribution to Healthier Environments

QuestionsHome Solar Panels – Make Your Contribution to Healthier Environments
goldstone asked 6 months ago

Newer versions are being proposed using double walled low emissivity glass that is well insulated. The bottom has a solar absorber and a heat exchanger is incorporated. Now the air flows down the walls of the low E glass and is heated by the absorber creating better flow and far less energy loss. They say this could improve efficiency by as much as 92%. That is a quantum leap in theory.
Although this is not something I would try in my backyard, I still enjoy reading about new ideas. I think we hear way too much about how Solar is not affordable, or it does not work well, and not enough about the pioneers working to make it affordable for us all. The fact is the price of Solar Electric Panels has dropped over the last 5 years and they are gaining in efficiency too. Like I said in other articles, if you don’t like the price, build your own solar panel. Just don’t go out buying a bunch of glass and insulation.
Dave has a background in Solar Installation. Since 1981 he has installed over 2,500 Solar pool heating, Solar thermal, and a couple Photovoltaic systems. His installations span 5 states with one in Mexico, City.
Housing Minister John Healey recently announced a new Standard for the energy efficiency of zero carbon homes. He proposed that energy efficiency should play a significant role in the delivery of zero carbon homes. He said that these new Standards signalled “…real momentum to change and radically rethink how we design our future towns and homes.”
The new Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard will aim to deliver a much higher energy performance level for new homes by improving the fabric of the building: An improvement that would secure long lasting benefits for both home owners and occupiers.The new Standard will cover energy demand for space heating and cooling, assuming natural ventilation, but excluding any gains from the domestic hot water system and other appliances. It is expressed in kWh/m²/yr, a metric already familiar to many involved in energy efficiency assessments. It is the measure used in producing Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and both design stage and completion energy assessments, under Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP).