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THE MOST EFFICIENT RADIATOR IN THE WORLD

Postby Mike Lucey » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:54 am

Hi Guys,

I came across a very unique radiator called Solus. Its a Kickstarter campaign by a Swiss company that manufacturers in Lithuania.

What drew my attention was that I have been on the lookout for an alternative to electric storage heaters for an apartment that I'm refurbishing. While storage heaters work okay for offices they don't really meet the needs of apartments and dwellings because when you need the heat is not there i.e from 6pm to 12am.

Here are some images which show the very modern design which IMO will blend in nicely with trendy decoration and furnishings.
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The company advises,

'SOLUS is the world’s most efficient radiator, straight out of the box. Built with our patent pending nanotech coating and graphene based heating element

SOLUS will save you approximately 80% off the cost of your heating (compared with conventional water based radiators) and over 95% off the cost of your heating (if you heat your home with other electric radiators). Built to simply plug and play, SOLUS can be integrated into any home in a matter of seconds'.

If they hit their targets they will also be producing a white glass finish Solus and a unit that will be able to heat 1 30Sq.M. area.

Another useful feature/option is that renters can unplug and bring their Solus heaters with them when the move. Also it will be useful to fit-out on a room by room basis as required.

You can check out details here, https://ba3cf75d.kckb.st

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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby L i am » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:13 am

Beutifull looking heater. I am skeptical though. 1500W in= 1500W out is the rule I would think would apply. Does it have a certified energy rating?

To me it sounds like the marketing speak of other similar flat panel heaters on TV infomercials I have seen. About 2 years ago in Australia, they were no longer allowed to make those claims of eficency for flat panel heaters.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Amos » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:03 pm

A quick look around the internet provides examples for and against but the apparent efficiency seems to be a myth, no PROVEN data anywhere and it appears that just like any product being advertised, outlandish claims can be made without checks and balances.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/r ... ry-8506577

https://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/gre ... ergy-costs
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby pbacot » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:11 am

Yes but can get "Outlander" on it?
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Amos » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:28 pm

Not in HD, sadly.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:22 pm

Thanks for the comment guys. I will bring these points up with the campaign folks and see what they have to say.

FURTHER!

Just back from the site and it seems Kickstarter has suspended the campaign. They were pledged €361,242, not a small amount! It looks like another scam campaign but this one looks to have been caught in time.

YOU GUYS WERE RIGHT, WELL DONE.
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Record-breaking device uses sunlight to produce hydrogen ..

Postby Mike Lucey » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:31 pm

Still on the broad subject of energy, I came across this interesting design that claims to produce hydrogen at 15% efficiency using sunlight!

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'Scientists at KU Leuven in Belgium have developed a device that combines incoming solar energy and water vapor from the surrounding air to produce a record-breaking daily average of 250 liters (66 gal) of hydrogen throughout the year. According to the researchers' estimations, an array of 20 such panels paired with an underground pressurized tank could provide the totality of a household's entire electricity and heating needs for a modest price.'

If this pans out it could be a very practical way to run small scale energy production, as small scale as running one's house and car!

The link for the full article is here, https://newatlas.com/hydrogen-panel-rec ... ead%20more

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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby L i am » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:20 pm

Hi, it may seem dodgy to post your own design, but am responding to the ecological tangent. Please check out this animatiion (2007) I had to design an ECO-toilet for remote locations and vandle proof and would capture, store and deliver rainwater for hygene. Got the price down to around 25k down from the existing cost similar facility of 220K. I did the story board and one of my lecturers did the rest. If you watch the it is bit, actually, quite slow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDJtShMzlUY
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