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poorpensioner


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27/04/2011 13:17

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Hi

I want to change the solar water panels on my roof, currently the ones we have donít heat the water at all well, and we need to use the immersion all the time. I understand there are 2 or 3 options, i.e. local made, Turkish or German, can anyone tell me a good company to use, and how effective are they are we are in the Catalkoy area.

Thanks

Richard



Tenakoutou



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27/04/2011 13:22

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The best solar panels are the ones facing South - too many are incorrectly positioned - they haven't a b..... clue!



poorpensioner


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27/04/2011 13:32

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Hi

They are facing south and tottaly unobstructed, but they are 15 years old, and comapred other people we speak to it seems we should not need to keep using the immersion at this time of year?



elko2



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27/04/2011 13:37

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Since they are 15 years old probably the pipes inside the panels are clotted with calcium. A good cleanup may do the trick. Of course it may be cheaper in the long run to renew them specially if the pipes are excessively corroded. If your hot water storage tank is too far away from the point of use, then it pays to have good insulation on the pipes.



I would say buy a local one, no need to pay too much extra. Ater all they use the same sunshine and heat equally well.

ismet



birdman



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27/04/2011 13:51

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Possibly, although they are facing South, they may be incorrectly positioned in relationship to the water tank. Have them checked first by knowledgeable fitters ( Cyprus solutions corrected mine ) and you may not need to replace them. It is certainly worth them, (Cyprus Solutions) to do a free check before you spend any money.



poorpensioner


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The panels are right in front of the tank, but the tank is about 6ft higher but no distance from the panels to the tank



birdman



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27/04/2011 14:58

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That's your problem. Your tank is NOT HIGH enough above the panels for the system to work properly. Get the tank raised by 3' (Feet) and the problem should be solved.



elko2



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27/04/2011 15:14

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Hold on, I am confused. The bottom of the hot water tank should be higher than the top of the solar panel. The top of the hot water tank should be below the bottom of the cold water tank. So from top to bottom, you should have the cold water tank, the hot water tank and the solar panels in that order.

The circulation between the solar panel and the hot water tank works by convection i.e. hot water rises. for this to work properly the hot wter tank must be above the solar panels. Otherwise it will not work properly. I saw one such arrangement at a village in Karpaz and it was home made!!!

ismet



Yudu392


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27/04/2011 16:57

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Demtek in Karakum brought us a newer system. with copper pipes its more effective. And optical glass focus sunlight vertical to pipes in every angle. so you can obtain warm water in shorter time.



Lozzo


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27/04/2011 17:53

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Mark Jehan 0533 848 3699 just started doing Schuco german system.



HotHippo


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27/04/2011 21:27

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I'd very much agree with the recommendations to call John at Cyprus Solution first.

He, and his team, delivered excellent service to us.

They made small, and low-cost, adjustments to our pipework, which made a huge difference to our system's performance. They also made follow-up visits, to check that all was well, over the following few days.



You can reach him on 0533 836 7094.



poorpensioner


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28/04/2011 09:13

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Hi

Thanks everyone for your help, I think I have enough info to point me in the right direction.

Richard



maria1


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28/04/2011 09:35

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Mark Jehan will have a stand at this weekend's Ozankoy Flower Show and will have more information about the Shuco system.



kibsolar


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28/04/2011 15:55

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Hello, i am a little late but... we offer solar collectors with alu frame, copper pipes, selective surface.. all you need to be happy... incl "solar key mark" label. thats "king class".

not from germany, but from Turkey, its much closer and cheaper for transport...

From us yu get the system to be happy. DHW, central heating back up, pool heating.

info@kibsolar.com, Peter 0533 866 42 43

PS: Demtek? i thought they sell ventilation systems? or do i mix them up?



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