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Alternative materials for reflectors in solar concentrating systems

Other than the usual silvered mirrors, that are expensive to form into parabolas, what can be used as an effective reflector in parabolic troughs/dishes. I saw a few people tried using Mylar and Al-...
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Mirror specification used in Solar Fresnel Collector systems

Im designing a Linear Fresnel collector system, and wanted to know what type of mirrors would be suitable for use as the reflectors. Thickness, type, coating etc. I couldnt find a manufacturer of ''...
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Combining solar water heating with pellet stove water heater

I am looking to combine a pellet stove water heater with a solar water heater. First of all I wold like to apologise for the ugly drawing, though I think it represents my idea well enough. The whole ...
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What does TIR stand for in Window Pane Fenestration?

When looking at glazings within various public databases I see the fields "tir" shown often. E.g as seen below: ...
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What happens if you wire two solar panels in series and parallel at the same time?

Will anything bad happen? Or is it safe.
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What glue would be suitable for adhering a space blanket to Plywood?

I've been doing a hobby project, creating a parabolic solar reflector to heat up a pipe of flowing water. I did this by cutting a stack of parabolas with a CNC router and secured a thin piece of ...
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Joining the negative PV wires of 3 solar arrays for 3 MPPT controllers in an inverter?

My Inverter has 3 MPPT inputs. For some design simplifications (Involving ATS), i would like the three arrays to have separate PV+ but join the PV- wires together at a bus-bar and take the Inverter ...
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What is the best configuration to install Solar Panel? Should I give space between the adjacent panel?

![Solar cell array installation, the adjacent cell has space between them ]2 I would like to install solar panel/cell in my flat office's roof top. Should not difficult to install. Just to install it ...