passive solar power -Passive Solar Tracking

February 5, 2014 – 9:22 am

** This is a video of the panels I used to plant the University of Florida biodiesel strings of solar panels in Solar Energy Park use a passive tracking system … Video Rating: 0 / 5

** CSIRO has invented a new three in an air conditioning system that provides solar hot water, cooling and heating. It works by using the sun’s heat and emp …

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  1. 27 Responses to “passive solar power -Passive Solar Tracking”

  2. Looks good, would like for you to set those up for me here on the farm!
    About 3000 feet ele. flat and perfect exposure. Here if I can help you.

    By Phillip Byrd on Feb 5, 2014

  3. @realtorphilbyrd I can definitely help you set up some solar on the farm!
    At 3,000 feet, the altitude has more solar energy and is great for solar.
    Thanks!

    By Eric Layton on Feb 5, 2014

  4. I can work on a video in the future on passive solar tracking. Thank you
    for the comment.

    By Eric Layton on Feb 5, 2014

  5. can You post moreinfo on the paasive tracked design… and how to make one

    By eloid777 on Feb 5, 2014

  6. If this was applied in other places we could reduce the ozone layer risk by
    40%

    By LOL POWER on Feb 5, 2014

  7. Great 

    By greti65 on Feb 5, 2014

  8. Wow! Great! Please come to Buenos Aires! Your technology is dearly needed
    here.

    By Karamdja on Feb 5, 2014

  9. how the rapid cooler in the 2nd compartmetn works??? does it works with
    electricity???????

    By Sarath Kumar on Feb 5, 2014

  10. Okay, I’ll ask it for everyone… HOW MUCH???

    By Peter Piper on Feb 5, 2014

  11. There is no fixed limit. It depends on the ambient air humidity (more
    moisture is removed from more humid air) and temperature, and also the
    temperature of the solar heated hot water (hotter the more
    dehumidification).

    By csiro on Feb 5, 2014

  12. Is there a limit for the amount of humidity in the outside air that would
    drop the efficiency of this system?

    By Alex Lawrence on Feb 5, 2014

  13. Nice workk.. !! We are looking forward to do our project as solar powered
    air conditioning in automobiles :) Taking inspiration from this..

    By Deepu jv on Feb 5, 2014

  14. we will make a graduation project on this idea and we need a help from
    csiro how can we contact with u ?????

    By ahmed fawzy on Feb 5, 2014

  15. i knew solar powered aircon would be a thing sooner or later. this will
    also put less stress on electricity grids during heatwaves and reduce the
    chance of blackouts, excellent work

    By katzrantz on Feb 5, 2014

  16. Hi Darren. The technology is currently being trialled in select residences.
    We’re hoping that within a few years you’ll be able to have one in your own
    house.

    By csiro on Feb 5, 2014

  17. Are there any way to contact you .. I have a senior project and would like
    to know more about this innovation ..

    By Ahmed Abdullah Dashi on Feb 5, 2014

  18. No problem. The desiccant materials we have tested include silica gel,
    zeolite and polymer. All work, some better than others.

    By csiro on Feb 5, 2014

  19. I cannot afford to heat or air condition my flat in Sydney. I have to
    minimise very severely. It’s good for the shareholders who own our
    electricity now, though. So long as the shareholders are well catered to by
    the State Government, that’s all that counts. For the profit of our new
    found shareholders, I will go without heat and air-con. Thank you, NSW
    Government!

    By Stikibits on Feb 5, 2014

  20. Getting the drift of it, thanks! What is the material used in the desiccant
    wheel that absorbs the moisture from the incoming air?

    By Michael Brymer on Feb 5, 2014

  21. Hi Michael. An indirect evaporative cooler incorporates a heat exchanger.
    It draws in fresh air which passes through a dry channel where it is cooled
    without adding moisture. Cooling is provided by the evaporative cooling
    effect on the wet (cold) side of the heat exchanger. The extracted moist
    air from the wet side is vented, so it’s only dry cool air that goes into
    the building.

    By csiro on Feb 5, 2014

  22. I’m sure some shareholder will benefit from your work. Isn’t that great,
    CSIRO?

    By Stikibits on Feb 5, 2014

  23. Yes the process is patented.

    By csiro on Feb 5, 2014

  24. Great idea. What’s the scope of IPR (patent coverage) on this? What would
    we have to work around to make something like you’ve shown here?

    By Billy Sugger on Feb 5, 2014

  25. I want one

    By liekhug mc liekhug on Feb 5, 2014

  26. Long overdue concept. I don’t mind so much that it’s hot in summer. what
    makes it harder is that it gets so hot at night that you can’t get a decent
    nights sleep. only 2 hours if you are lucky. one of the drawbacks of
    evaporative cooling is the celdek pads need replacing. what would the
    maintenance be like on this system. would you need to replace the desiccant
    wheel every couple of years. also keeping the spiders out…

    By Lastindependentthink on Feb 5, 2014

  27. great idea… When will this system be available to install in our homes?

    By Darren Finlay on Feb 5, 2014

  28. What is an “Indirect Evaporative Cooler” and how does it cool the dry air?

    By Michael Brymer on Feb 5, 2014

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