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fifthcolumn



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idea Idea

Genius mate!

Excess wind power dumped into storage heaters. Brilliant idea.

Time to cross pollinate some other sites with your gem of genius.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody 'ell FC, have your fished died or something?
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fifthcolumn



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DominicJ wrote:
Bloody 'ell FC, have your fished died or something?


No mate, years of stress are starting to unwind that's all.
I was quite the chatterbox before peak oil made me all sullen and glum.
But in terms of the doom that could be coming I feel like I've won the lottery mate.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very inspiring. The biggest disadvantage of wind power is it is not consistent. This is also problem for heat storage discussed here.

Using surplus power to heat water is a good solution. I suppose the water quantity should also be controlled automatically. Water can evaperate. If the water drop to a low level, it should be supplemented immediately on its own. Not difficult.

However, it is a still a waste to transform the excessed energy for heating only. When the heat becomes excessed, how to convert it back to electricity?

The ultimate solution should come back to battery technology, reduce pollution, increase storage density. The cost, weight should get down as well while lifespan to be promoted.
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Tinytina



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I am thinking of dumping as much power as possible from a wind turbine into a thermal storage tank, then run my central heating boiler through it. I am thinking of putting the return through the tank so that it should lower the times that oil heats the system. Also I was thinking of fitting temperature sensitive valves so if there is no wind I'm not heating the storage tank with oil. Am I nuts or do you think this will work?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tinytina wrote:
Hey, I am thinking of dumping as much power as possible from a wind turbine into a thermal storage tank, then run my central heating boiler through it. I am thinking of putting the return through the tank so that it should lower the times that oil heats the system. Also I was thinking of fitting temperature sensitive valves so if there is no wind I'm not heating the storage tank with oil. Am I nuts or do you think this will work?
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Hang on a minute, you have started topic about this. That just drives confusion.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I did, I posted here then realised it was years since thread was started and didn't think it would get looked at. How wrong can a girl be? So sorry and thanks for your reply
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