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  •  Wafer aside, there seems to be the production (4+ / 0-)
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    buddabelly, HoundDog, Lujane, yaque

    and maintenance costs being figured in..we've seen installed giant units of various designs, these are smaller, maintenance issues have costs, installation costs are less per units x more interesting mix, the scale of these is very backyard small operator and can be scaled.  In googling you can see many home soul projects with backyard engineered solar tracking devices, panels, concentrators etc.

    Running the hot water is an additional wrinkle that would be well received by home installers and imagineers.

    Good to see these produced as opposed to lab rat prototypes.

    (I should probably read your source matl now...:>)

    maybe they'll tell how they prevent coolant loss from adjacent units when the inevitable vandal/ground squirrel/stray bullet takes one out..and with coolant loss, what happens: boom? Fire? auto shutdown (I'd bet)

    ..squinting all the while in the glare of a culture that radiates ultraviolet consumerism and infrared celebrity...Russell Brand

    by KenBee on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 08:29:13 PM PDT

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