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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Starbase Café => Topic started by: Zanthius on May 08, 2017, 09:32:07 pm



Title: How to heat your home and get electricity from a lens
Post by: Zanthius on May 08, 2017, 09:32:07 pm
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Title: Re: How to heat your home and get electricity from a lens
Post by: Krulle on May 08, 2017, 09:54:48 pm
I don't have  a solar lens, but our warm water collector does make a large part of our heating and warm water. (but we only installed one panel, although there is room for two.)
Efficient enough without a lens.


Title: Re: How to heat your home and get electricity from a lens
Post by: Zanthius on May 08, 2017, 10:18:59 pm
I don't have  a solar lens, but our warm water collector does make a large part of our heating and warm water. (but we only installed one panel, although there is room for two.)
Efficient enough without a lens.

But since a large solar lens can generate much more heat in a specific point, it generates a larger temperature gradient which makes the water move much faster, which will be better for generating electricity I guess.