Introduction: Salvage Yard Solar

By using thermal transfer fluids I am able to achieve higher temperatures for energy storage. This coupled with tube nest heat exchangers allows me to explore and realize a wide variety of applications. Examples are curing ovens for powder coating, wood drying kilns, air conditioning and heating, sterling engines, low pressure steam generation, and even distilling to name a few. Use of an industrial PLC allows for cost effective control of the system.
The prototype is 75% complete and has been constructed with over 80% salvaged materials and equipment from industrial discards. I have developed and tested a self tuning tracking system for the parabolic dish and am currently constructing 3 different collection heads for evaluation. Most items required for completion have been obtained and are being refurbished for service. The prototype model is on track for dynamic testing by end of October this year. The photovoltaic panels offered would help me complete the necessary electrical energy for the control and tracking systems. I will show people how the average home owner can obtain used industrial equipment to fabricate there own system. I have built an all year green house with such devices.


jcas1 (author)2013-04-25

We are currently building a greenhouse and would love off grid power for lights and pumps. Using recycled materials is even better. Would you be interested in building the system for us? Jenna dot Casanova at gmail

LSD3 made it! (author)jcas12017-01-11

Sorry went off grid for quite awhile. Finally retired and am able to pursue my luv's. I hope you got your green house up. I'll post some newer pics soon. This is in fact my design base for our greenhouse. It has been up and running since 2009. Yes it's off the grid and many materials are recycled. Here's some pics. I use total automation for the system as I retired from Robotics and Automation's engineering. It is located in the Ozark Mountains at around 2000 ft. and is in service in excess of 10 months a year. My wife purchased the Greenhouse new due to my time constraints. 70% of the remaining materials are re-purposed.

LSD3 (author)2013-04-25

Jenna, I would be happy to help you on your project. Understand you are in Florida I am in North west Arkansas. I will attempt to send you an Email with current pictures of the project. Most items I would have to obtain, modify and ship to you. Much of the work can be done locally with either a contractor or people who have some construction knowledge. The efficiencies in your area should be quite good. If you have any slope on your property the green house should be built on the higher ground for proper drainage. The greenhouse base you see in the picture actually goes down 3 ft. If not there are ways around it. It is also easy to incorporate green water systems into the house that readily allow for hydroponics and alternative plant nourishment. The foundation is very important to the success and longevity of the project. You can't simply set a greenhouse on dirt and expect good results. Orientation is also equally important to efficiencies and full year productivity. I will send the email from mine and it is the better way to communicate with me. Thank you for you're interest. David

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