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Solar-powered water heaters...

Postby Humes » February 14th, 2011, 9:41 am

Does anyone here use a solar-powered water heater?

I'm interested in getting one. What's the cost, upkeep etc? And how well do they work?

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Postby Bezman » February 14th, 2011, 10:51 am

check out - http://green3systems.com - they are local - built their website a while back, i know they offer solar water heaters and other green systems

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Postby gtr_fever » February 14th, 2011, 12:11 pm

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These are very good...im honestly not sure of the price but if you call this number you will have all information that you need to know...the first is the borchure and the otehr 2 are some pics on display...of course the solar panel is really meant for your roof eh lol

http://www.ggitrinidad.com/new_years_resolution.html

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Postby gtr_fever » February 14th, 2011, 12:12 pm

sorry, forgot the number -- its 484-7181

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Re: Solar-powered water heaters...

Postby Humes » February 14th, 2011, 1:38 pm

It lookin real cool, but no indication of price on the webpage is always worrying.

Hope it eh over 10k. And I wonder if you can divert some of that energy from the panel to other things, like outdoor lighting...

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Postby ronsin1 » February 14th, 2011, 2:23 pm

Humes wrote:It lookin real cool, but no indication of price on the webpage is always worrying.

Hope it eh over 10k. And I wonder if you can divert some of that energy from the panel to other things, like outdoor lighting...



you get a tax break for installing this from this year

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Postby bushwakka » February 14th, 2011, 2:44 pm

i cud be dead wrong eh...but that 'solar panel' doesn't look like a photovoltaic array
it looks like pipes which is used to heat the water directly without first converting to electricity

and if thats the case.....there is no 'extra' energy to be utilised

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Postby d spike » February 14th, 2011, 4:58 pm

bushwakka wrote:i cud be dead wrong eh...but that 'solar panel' doesn't look like a photovoltaic array
it looks like pipes which is used to heat the water directly without first converting to electricity

You're quite right. The term solar panel normally refers to the silicon/glass/funny-looking wossname that produces electricity.

Personally, that solar water-heating system described above isn't as "eco-friendly" as those that have the tank higher than the heat-collector, as this one requires a pump to send the water up to the heater/wossname/thingy.
(of course, one can then argue that having a bloody great tank of hot water balancing on the roof above your head (each gallon of water weighs ten pounds) doesn't sound so friendly when your roof's integrity depends on the majority of the termites in it to be holding hands most of the time :lol: )

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Re: Solar-powered water heaters...

Postby d spike » February 14th, 2011, 5:18 pm

bushwakka wrote:and if thats the case.....there is no 'extra' energy to be utilised

Technically speaking, if this is used to replace an existing electrical heater, then there would be a 'surplus' of budgeted energy... hence, "extra" energy...

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Re: Solar-powered water heaters...

Postby Humes » February 14th, 2011, 6:43 pm

In a system like what bugwanna described, does the water stay hot overnight?

I actually saw the reverse of that once on a Modern Marvels...something looking like that keeping a library cold whole day.

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Postby redmanjp » February 14th, 2011, 7:19 pm

ronsin1 wrote:
Humes wrote:It lookin real cool, but no indication of price on the webpage is always worrying.

Hope it eh over 10k. And I wonder if you can divert some of that energy from the panel to other things, like outdoor lighting...



you get a tax break for installing this from this year


and of course your electric bill will go down as u are not heating from electricity- but what happens on a cloudy day or during the night? is there still an electrical backup?

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Postby ~Vēġó~ » February 14th, 2011, 11:06 pm

wasn't there gov't talk about adding to the electrical pool/grid (via solar panels, wind turbines) when your home is producing more than it uses at the moment and in times of need/high load you take it back from the grid???

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Re: Solar-powered water heaters...

Postby bushwakka » February 15th, 2011, 8:27 pm

nah, i think the solar cells with photovoltaic arrays wud be better

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Re: Solar-powered water heaters...

Postby Humes » February 16th, 2011, 4:54 am

Hammy Bolo wrote:these ppl are the leaders in solar powered stuff in Trinidad- the even won awards two years in a row for alternative energy
http://omegagreen.webs.com/apps/location/
http://www.searchintt.com/Trinidad_Busi ... _Ltd/14856
http://www.trinicompass.com/omega_telecom_limited
http://www.energy.tt/index.php?categoryid=302


Cool, but they should really get a proper website going in that case.

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Re: Solar-powered water heaters...

Postby pugboy » February 16th, 2011, 6:54 am

if you want to save money put in a fame showerhead heater
that's the cheapest way to go and you just replace the element every year or two.

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Re: Solar-powered water heaters...

Postby silent_riot » February 16th, 2011, 7:48 am

Bezman wrote:check out - http://green3systems.com - they are local - built their website a while back, i know they offer solar water heaters and other green systems


Their rain water harvesting product information is decent too.

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Re: Solar-powered water heaters...

Postby SNIPER 3000 » December 3rd, 2019, 9:35 am

Any updated reviews? Solar water heater.

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Re: Solar-powered water heaters...

Postby daring dragoon » September 24th, 2021, 10:40 am

anyone get the tax right off after installing the solar water heater recently? i owning them bastards a bunch of money an looking at ways to get the refund to pay what i am owing. i see purchasing a solar water heater and putting cng in my car to get tax right off.

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Re: Solar-powered water heaters...

Postby ProtonPowder » September 24th, 2021, 7:19 pm

God imagine you committing tax fraud and calling the government bastards.

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Re: Solar-powered water heaters...

Postby viedcht » September 24th, 2021, 9:09 pm

daring dragoon wrote:anyone get the tax right off after installing the solar water heater recently? i owning them bastards a bunch of money an looking at ways to get the refund to pay what i am owing. i see purchasing a solar water heater and putting cng in my car to get tax right off.
If I can offer any advice, is to do what pugboy suggest and get one or three shower head plugin water heaters... If it's just for hot shower solutions.

If is for environmental reasons/ green energy purpose, the thread already have info

If is for the tax break against the Greedy Establishment, TISP/Pension Plan allowance is up to 50k ah year, take advantage of that before imbutt clamp on it. UTC was offering some flexible annuities some time ago.

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