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Posted by Morris Dovey on February 8, 2011, 5:23 pm
On 2/8/2011 10:29 AM, Bob F wrote:


It's an interesting area of study. It led me into subjects/topics that I
never dreamed would be applicable, much less hugely significant.

As you point out, not all sites are suitable for home heating - but you
can do a lot of learning in the shade and testing out your ideas in even
just a small patch of sunshine...

Morris Dovey

Posted by z on February 8, 2011, 8:15 pm

I might be able to ship you a crate of beavers for a reasonable price.  
Just sneak over and put peanut butter on the base of those trees and turn
em loose!

-Zachary in Oregon (the beaver state!)

Posted by Jim Wilkins on February 9, 2011, 12:19 am
Don't the leaves fall off at the start of heating season?

Posted by Morris Dovey on March 8, 2011, 10:02 am
 Query was posted to news:alt.solar.thermal, news:alt.energy.homepower,
and http://iedu.com/DeSoto/SC_Madison/SC_Plan.html  on February 8, 2011
and results were tallied on March 8, 2011.

207 visits to web page in February
+51 visits to web page in March
258 total visits to web page
  -8 e-mails expressing interest ("yes" votes)
250 not interested enough to respond ("no" votes)

Effort required to produce a reasonable quality How-To: 1+ month.
One respondent indicated a willingness to pay up to US$0 maximum.

Conclusion: There's not enough interest to justify the time and effort
needed to produce a good How-To document.

My thanks to all who visited/responded.

Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar

Posted by Curbie on March 8, 2011, 7:41 pm


I recall seeing your panels on BIS recently so it seems to me that
your audience is larger than just a.s.t or a.e.h and after reading
Yahoo.SolarHeat every day for a couple of years, it also seems to me
that the passive fans are growing in numbers.

I'm still an active fan due to a use of summer heated water, but it
seems a shame to hold back a viable passive design.


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