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Zanthius
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How to heat your home and get electricity from a lens
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Re: How to heat your home and get electricity from a lens
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: How to heat your home and get electricity from a lens
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: How to heat your home and get electricity from a lens
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 01:13:42 pm »

Sure thing a large solar lens can generate way  more heat in a specific point, however what is the point of getting such a great heat? Sometimes there is just no point in it. I also use a warm collector actually, and I am more than pleased with it, and it is actually as efficient as a big solar lens, moreover, it is even cheaper than such a great lens. The only problem I had with it, it caused a power outage, and I had to call for https://bates-electric.com/ so they would fix it, as I am kind of afraid to work with electricity.
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Re: How to heat your home and get electricity from a lens
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 02:00:15 pm »

yeah, that's a freaking huge lens. Better to just make your black collector larger, until you get to the part where it needs to be hotter, then use a mirror to increase the amount of sun on the end part. mirrors cheaper than lenses.
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