It was in 1998, after spending 5 years in Cyprus, educating myself about all the failures of solar water heating collectors, that i returned to the UK to demonstrate the greater benefits of solar thermal outside of just heating up a tank of water to shower/wash with.
It was not until late 1999, after opening the global warming solution center in West Parley, Dorset, that I was able to secure a deposit-for a mortgage on a new house in Wimborne, Dorset.
Its through this house as pictured above, that I began the job of converting a typical open vented central heating and hot water copper cylinder to my Multi Fuel Thermal Store/Heat pipe tube collector system.
The Glowworm Ultimate wall hung Gas boiler was retained, as the primary heat source to heat the new 250 liter cylinder now located in the loft close to the collectors outside, with the airing cupboard which housed the foam copper cylinder with a clothes dryer.
On March the 14th 2018, the gas boiler started to leak from the cast iron heat exchanger, an 18 yr life, with minimum servicing and 30% less use due to the greater use of solar thermal.
one of 3 video's I have uploaded to YouTube, to explain how my heat pipe
evacuated tube collectors heating the water direct into a open vented thermal store (multi fuel hot water
tank) can support home heating during peak day time hours at the same time as deliver hot water at mains
pressure. Without an
open vented Thermal Store, it’s not possible to use solar heated water to reduce your home
heating energy bills at the lowest cost of materials and 80% less servicing costs over the 20-25 yr expected life of the system.
Only evacuated tube heat pipe collectors will suite, due to the 30% higher efficiency compared to flat plate.
My home thermal store is located in the loft space, has a 250 liter water capacity heated direct by a gas boiler (for limited periods, depending on the weather), the 44 tube solar thermal collector array and my 3rd back up if the boiler fails is a ducted heat pump.
The thermal store is a buffer tank with the same water in the collector manifold, as in the gas boiler, heat pump and radiators.
is none potable, as the potable water is now provided indirect through external
heat exchangers or coils inside the thermal store. From late October
to the start of May, my gas boiler is programmed (Hot Water) to switch on at
7am and switch off at 8.30am, then switches on again at 4.30, and off at 9pm in order to bring the house temperature to the temperature set in the room thermostat.
central heating side of the programmer, I preset this for the circulating pump
to run most of the day, so the bottom and middle area of the stores water is
circulated through the radiators.The
circulating of the thermal store water across the radiators maintains the house
temperature even on overcast cloudy days between 19-21c, subject to the level of
insulation in walls, floors and loft space and double glazing. (Is also ideal
for use in underfloor heating) In short,
the lower the temperature in the thermal store (34c) that loses the heat through the
steel radiators, the greater the kWh gained from the solar collectors. Its a fact, the higher the temperature stored in a cylinder, the longer it takes to raise another 1c
input from solar heated water is always December/January, due to the shortest
days of the year. Once you are into late February, the day is longer, long sunlight
hours and less overcast skies increases the heat going into the home. Most
families by 8.30-9am will have gone to work and kids to school, with the house
going cold unless you are retired and have the heating on all day.Even today in the UK, 4 million people are seen as in fuel poverty. Every new house built, ignores solar thermal.
Evacuated tube collectors do not recognize how cold it is outside, unlike flat plate collectors. All the evacuated tubes want to see, is the blue, blue clear skies for the maximum heat output, even if its -20c outside.
Full details with schematics, pictures and data collected over the 2018 (Beast from East) winter weather, will be uploaded soon
If you are seeking to refurbish your current hot water and heating system, or you are building your own home, do not waste your time looking for a UK government subsidy through the RHI, as the department overseeing this programme do not reconise any benefits from solar thermal for home heating support. Solar thermal is an off grid technology and cannot be metered for tax purposes Around 60% of all energy use in the UK is for heat and hot water, 27% for electricity, with the balance used in transport.
have proven since I purchased this new house in 1999,
after 5yrs of business and living experience in Cyprus (covering plumbing/solar sales, installations and servicing many failed solar collector/system I was called out to repair,
was to put all this knowledge into practice back in the UK.
Any country with over 6 months of sunshine and hot weather can easily provide a tank of water heated by solar thermal to provide hot water for washing from as little as £250.00. But to benefit from solar thermal for home and small businesses to reduce space heating costs was the challenge at that time.
I am now sharing all my experience and knowledge with any body who contacts me in the UK or Europe, for a small fee.
On December the 13th during PM question time in Westminster, Ms Teresa May pointed out to Mr Corbin, that 216,000 new homes had been built in 2016/17. The picture above demonstrates what is missing on every roof top to help reduce this countries gas/oil imports.
Instead, every new house/apartment built is fitted with a gas/oil boiler, a few with heat pumps or an all electric hot water heating system. All the false Chimney stacks of this 180 house/apartment development are made of plastic for looks, while the hundreds of m2 of slated roof, absorbing tax free energy from sunlight with no benefits to the owners who paid upwards of £300, 000 in 2015/16.
In March 2018, due to the worst weather since 1982, there was a threat of reduced gas supplies, while those off the national gas grid, using liquid LPG gas, have been without new supplies for the past 3 weeks (17/03/2018)
NEW FROM 2018
A wide range of boxed Portable Solar Charging Station Kits
I am now seeking to attract peer to peer investors/business angels who are looking for a guaranteed return year on year, risk free.
I already have 3 American investors, my Chinese business partner and signing up soon, an investor/business partner in Australia.
If renewable energy is of interest to you or your children for the survival of this ONE PLANET our human race hopes to continue to live on, feel free to contact me about investing through my overseas established business. I am 100% the owner and now offering shares and profit sharing to those who meet my ethical standards.
The business was first registered in 2012, now with 5 yr audited accounts. No loans, no overdrafts, no credit cards, low over heads and one only business partner handling the Chinese side.
I am the designer, developer with a signed up business partner in Shenzhen, China to complete the assembly after regular exports to small and large companies both in the UK, Europe, Brazil, Costa Rica, Sth Africa and west African countries
My proven business history is all out there to find + my 16 yrs developing exports out of China.
This high quality up market portable solar charging battery range starts from just $12.00 up to meeting whatever the off grid power supply needs are required by the buyer.
At the heart of every off grid system is my NEW updated Multi Function Power Bank, now providing up to 165 watts with 50Ah of storage. A second NEW Power Bank has been developed which can keep all Apple devices charged up outside of a mains AC electricity supply from I phones to Mac books (available in April 2018)
My business partner in Australia will be the first person to gain the certification for his country, while for UK and Europe, already gained CE and RoHs. For the USA, we will need to apply for USA certification before we can start to market them in this country.
I will also hope to provide my African partners involved in the pay as you go mobile phone industry to apply for the exclusive rights to sell my kits into there country once the volume is up to 500 sets a month.
My recent 16 day visit to Kenya (Feb 6th-21st Feb) that included a 2 day work shop arranged through the Stratmore University (Nairobi) was a great success, but what follows on from my visit, only time will tell
Where ever you live in the world, the SUN rises in the morning and sets in the evening, even if you can’t see it, the power of the Sun and Moon is what allows us to survive on this wonderful planet we call EARTH.
Without the SUN, life as we know it would not exist.
The power of the SUN can provide hundreds of millions of people who live and work in a rural part of the world with guaranteed night time quality lighting off grid. Where ever you live in the world, you may also experience regular power cuts/power outages through our changing weather, which will only increase due to global warming and climate change
Start today by investing in a simple low cost DC/AC LED multi function solar lighting kit from a low cost from $20.00 (£16.00) + delivery
It’s so simple and affordable to everybody, to invest in using solar panels, lithium battery storage and LED light bulbs for every household. As the sun rises the solar panels start to generate direct current (DC) which charges the re-chargeable battery. When the sun goes down, you can start to use the stored energy for your night time lighting needs.
Depending on the size and number of solar panels and the battery storage, many other 12-20 volt devices can be powered from the battery. Adding an inverter allows the use of 110-220 volts appliances to be used. If electric powered cars are the future which also incorporates the latest battery technology as used in your mobile devices, tablets to lap tops, why we are not interested in the lighting of our homes guaranteed tax free, reducing the burning up of fossil fuels. There is no reason why all NEW houses being built across the world are not built with 25% of the lighting off grid lighting, with separate internal wall sockets for 12-24 volt DC to recharge your portable devices free of the national grid and reduces taxes. Join up with me in 2018 by taking the first step towards living with an off grid solar charging station kit, even if some days it rains or snows
Due to the interest in the 25 watt Solarbrella since I completed all the testing in 2017, I started to look to use traditional solar poly cell technology to develop a 30 and 60 watt solarbrella that could provide a 20v output, which the 25 watt PET solarbrella was unable to deliver.
The NEW larger Solarbrella range has been developed for direct charging an updated NEW in 2018 a multi-function master Power Bank with a capacity of 50,000mAh (50Ah) at 20 volts. For days without not enough sunlight, the power bank can be re charged by AC 110/240v mains or from a off grid battery storage system through an inverter.
The multi-function master Power Banks are also being offered separately, along with the accessories to a buyers individual needs via the appointed distributor in your country.
Our ideal importer/distribution partner (one per country) would be
those who were able to import the component parts, with carry handle boxes
shipped flat pack for assembly in the country to suite the
client’s choice of accessories and sold direct. through exhibitions and online.
Selling direct to the buyer through an online web site gives the buyer the greatest value compared to being sold through retail outlets as another product sitting on the shelf.
With the additional larger Solarbrella range, soon to go into production in late 2017, I am now marketing this innovation to companies established in the camping, glamping, caravan/motor home, breweries and the wider hospitality industry world wide.
A sales opportunity is open to both business start ups to International companies who
meet my ethical business standards.
The business model I have developed provides a shared profit to both parties related to the portable range of solar charging station kits leading up to my already established solar heat and power related technologies I designed and developed since 1991.
Just one company per country will be selected to sign an exclusive Import/ distribution agreement with me.
I am also open to discussing a licensing/royalty agreement, where certain parts could be outsourced in your country with local job opportunities being created.