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Solar Reflection Melts Siding...a thought

Paul Pollets
Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,656
Dan's story regarding a home with melted vinyl siding caused by the neighbor's reflective windows gives a pause for thought...

Temperatures in excess of 180 were observed.

Why not put a heat exchanger panel behind the hot wall? Replace the siding with aluminum or copper clad panels and heat your house or make DHW, courtesy of the neighbor's windows... 

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  • EricAune
    EricAune Member Posts: 432
    I know these people,

    This same conversation has been brought up.  Their main concern is the fact that their house is melting.  Can't blame them.  

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  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
    Why not cover it with....

    SOlar collectors. Heck, you could paint the absorbers GREEN, and they'd work just fine.

    TIme to take advantage of a good situation IMPO.


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