Water cooled panels/water heater

Water cooled panels/water heater Solar panels are more efficient when they’re not too hot. The sun makes the panels hot. Does anybody know how hot? I’d like hot water…so.. How feasible would it be to put some kind of system underneath solar panels, for example some pipes with water or glycol flowing through, that can transfer heat from the panels into my hot water system? submitted by /u/reddysteady to r/SolarDIY [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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MIT scientists have developed a solar desalinator which transports heat from the sun through a ten-stage process of evaporation and condensation. The group estimates a $100 device employing their innovation could provide the daily drinking water needs of a family.

MIT scientists have developed a solar desalinator which transports heat from the sun through a ten-stage process of evaporation and condensation. The group estimates a $100 device employing their innovation could provide the daily drinking water needs of a family. submitted by /u/vinodjetley to r/SolarDIY [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Solar Hobby Kit ~100 watt of seed starting equipment

Solar Hobby Kit ~100 watt of seed starting equipment I grow plant starts in my garage. My garage that has one accessible outlet. It is a rental therefor that’s not changing. I thought it might be fun to have a small poster sized solar panel off the east facing balcony with wires running down into the garage [balcony overhangs garage door]. Could I get a kit w/ overnight battery for $200? – Two seedling heat mats 17 watts – One LED shop light 42 watts This would just be for…

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