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Cohiba 05-14-2011 07:03 PM

Solar fans
 
Are solar fans worth the money? Do they work well? Reliable? Thoughts?

Gary in WA 05-14-2011 10:17 PM

I've never used one personally. Costco has some reviews on their site. Depends on if you have your required insulation and air sealed attic, etc. as to pay-back time: http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/publicati...SEC-GP-171-00/

http://epics.ecn.purdue.edu/hfh/_tea...larresults.htm

Gary

pyper 05-15-2011 09:36 PM

If you calculate how much power you can collect in a square foot, it doesn't seem like any of the solar fans has nearly a big enough collector to power a motor big enough to really do much good.


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