allow me to elaborate some of the finer points of this project:
-an existing community of 52 full size homes in alberta, canada, built to a high R2000 standard.
-90% heated by the sun in early years, now 10 years old and 100% solar heated homes. in canada.
-let me repeat, no wood stove, no natural gas, no electric baseboards. 100% solar heated homes. in canada.
-space heating is canadas #1 use of residential energy.....or used to be.
-all pumps (for glycol) are powered by photo-voltaic cells. for every 1 kwh of energy taken in by the panels, it produces an equivalent of 30 kwh of heat....thus giving the entire system a COP rating of over 30.
-it works. now. right now....has been for 10 years.
what else do you need to hear?
i have been working on a small scale version of the system for the last 2 years and am fully willing to answer any questions regarding successes, failures, and suggestions for future projects. its viability is NOT in question.....its just a matter of time before it is accepted into main stream thinking. i think 10 years is enough time, no?