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14 year old SolarSheat installation Huntsville Ontario

A customer contacted me last week who purchased an original grey non glazed transpired SolarSjheat from my first dealer The Solar Store in Gravenhurst Ontario.  He remarked on how impressive it was and asked if I still had glass for it.  We originally made it without glass for fresh air.  He installed it on his hybrid home in Huntsville Ontario. He loaded it on his roof of the Honda Civic and took a picture of me before leaving.  I was astonished that the product even from the beginning still lives and works great!  

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1500G Grey non glazed installed huntsville.JPG

SolarSheat 1500G Prototype with Titantium Absorber 2009

A customer recently installed in Beaverton Ontario a 1500G prototype with the advanced next generation coating TINOX to heat his 1000 square foot garage.  Perfect south south west exposure with no obstruction or tree line. 

 1500G Advanced prototype from 2009 

1500G Advanced prototype from 2009 

SolarSheat 1500G - 2008 installation

I received a call from a lady in Rhode Island who was residing her home. She needed new collars for the outside of the home to reinstall a SolarSheat 1500G. The system has been performing well since 2008.  The installer sent me this image.  Looks like new! 

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Winter Garden Customer update

A customer sent in his spring winter garden planting.  He has been eating from it for about 3 weeks now. Vegetables planted beets,carrots,arugola, radicchio and lettuce.

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Development of Winter Garden Lite - Double lid

I had another idea for the Winter Garden; a double lid. This is ideally suited for the larger Winter Garden but decided to prototype it on a Winter Garden Lite. The dual lid can be used for one side of the garden that is opened more regularly for accessing herbs for cooking while the other side can be for growing vegetables. 

Three Winter Gardens

I lined up my three Winter Gardens over the weekend. All three were the original prototypes. The Winter Garden in the middle is the original flanked by the Winter Garden lite on the left and the larger full size on the right. 

Prototype Micro Watering system for Winter Garden

I built and installed a 1/4 inch micro watering system for the Winter Garden lite unit. This should do the trick for watering the Winter Garden without having to lift the lid. Recommended for the spring through fall season. 

 Full inside view of the micro watering system for the Winter Garden 

Full inside view of the micro watering system for the Winter Garden 

 Attach stardard garden hose here with timer and you can water your Winter Garden.  Timer options with include smart phone with WIFI. \  Testing to start outside shortly. 

Attach stardard garden hose here with timer and you can water your Winter Garden.  Timer options with include smart phone with WIFI. \

Testing to start outside shortly. 

The Winter Garden - Customer Site

I visited and upgraded a solar panel that powers the Winter Garden at a customer site. The customer has limited sunlight in the winter time is his backyard but planted late spring. Should be a good crop of vegetables and lettuces. 

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SolarSheat 500 tempered glass production

Just dropped shipped tempered glass SolarSheat 500GS-DC SolarSheat 500GS-DC is designed for rooms less than 100 square feet 

 SolarSheat 500 tempered glass 

SolarSheat 500 tempered glass 

 Back of SolarSheat 500GS

Back of SolarSheat 500GS

 Package complete with grills fan collars thermostat snap lock duct pv panel and DC fan

Package complete with grills fan collars thermostat snap lock duct pv panel and DC fan

Production of the 1500GSHE (High performance SolarSheat)

Yesterday marked the first order and production of the 1500GSHE SolarSheat. 

 Collector facing down with absorber in place

Collector facing down with absorber in place

 complex baffle system added under the 1 inch of polyiso 

complex baffle system added under the 1 inch of polyiso 

 Aluminum back sheet added

Aluminum back sheet added

 Collector flipped over and ready to remove protective coating 

Collector flipped over and ready to remove protective coating 

 Protective coating remove and glazing tape added to side channel - reading for glazing.

Protective coating remove and glazing tape added to side channel - reading for glazing.