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Benefits of solar hot water act.

Postby CadeJayson » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:55 pm

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Postby halhiker » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:46 pm

The Solar Hot Water act is probably just a boondoggle to get more into the hands of wealthy investors in the guise of being "green".

I fully support tax credits for solar for electricity and were I able to afford it would install ample solar panels on my home.

However, solar to heat water is incredibly inefficient and expensive especially considering that most people utilize inexpensive and abundant natural gas to heat their water. It would probably take decades to realize any cost savings from solar expressly to heat water.

I understand the need to move to green technology and to wean ourselves off our overuse of fossil fuels but this sounds like a scam that will only fleece the American taxpayer, just like those ridiculous ideas to "save" the Salton Sea.

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Postby Perry » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:41 pm

I'm not sure how much people are paying for solar water heaters, but it should be way cheaper than solar cells. Anybody can build one with just PVC pipe and some black spray paint. (Would only work during the daytime unless you add a microprocessor and a pump.)
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Postby zippetydude » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:27 pm

I've always wondered why people don't heat their pools that way (simple black pipe), just circulating the water while back and forth in the sun a little way while the normal filter is on. It may not be necessary in Palm Springs, but in Yucaipa a pool is worthless about 9 months of the year without some form of heating.

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Postby Perry » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:51 pm

Or they could just paint the bottom of a pool black. Problem is, people may not like black pools. Too bad because it makes so much sense.

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Postby Sally » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:50 pm

I grew up in Glendale with an unheated swimming pool. It was darned cold most months of the year. Several years ago my mom had a solar heater for the pool installed on the roof of her garage. It was just pipes that the filtered water flowed through. It worked great!
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Postby lilbitmo » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:26 am

Flora27 wrote:The guaranteed benefits derived from solar hot water systems are environmental. Replacing an electric water heater system with a solar water heater system will significantly reduce a household's green house gas emissions for heating water. If a home owner has the budget, lives in a climate suitable for solar, has the roof space and wants to reduce their households green house gas emissions then it is highly recommended changing to a Solar Water Heater System.

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Postby Perry » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:05 pm

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Postby Perry » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:22 pm

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