13 Apr '11, 3pm

Solar in America: Why Are We Celebrating?

Like you, I've been following the solar industry for over 6 years. In fact, I've been researching, taking training classes for certifications in solar thermal and PV. I designed and built three solar hot air panels using aluminum dryer duct and aluminum flashing - (coated in Solkote), ductboard insulation, caulking, plywood and solar glazing. Installed them in an enclosure on my roof and have an ROI of less than 3 years! Much faster payback than hot water or PV. They have reduced my heating oil usage by over 400 gallons per year (here in Maine) and should do so for many years to come. I also teach adult ed classes to teach others about solar technologies and building hot air panels. I've found little interest in solar, because most people only think of solar PV and how it costs tens of thousands of dollars. You don't even mention solar hot air, yet it is the cheapest to in...

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