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    Solar Power in Pattaya

    Thai Garden Resort Garden Resort becomes environment friendly.

    The Thai Garden Resort, an official three star rated hotel, located at the North Pattaya Road in Pattaya is proud to announce that from this month onwards the warm water supply for all 182 guest rooms, apartments and kitchens will be solely produced through solar energy.
    In corporation with Solar Solutions Co., Ltd. a leading manufacturer in Solar Consumers goods here in Thailand, the Thai Garden Resort has installed 24 solar collectors which are sufficient to produce the hot water supply for the entire hotel.
    After a period of testing and simulation of the solar power the system is now 100% complete and ready for use effective November 1st 2006.
    The installation will reduce the use of gas for the gas-heated boiler by 90% thus making enormous financial savings as well as reducing the consumption of gas.
    Rene Pisters, General Manager of the Thai Garden Resort said: “it makes perfect sense to make use of solar energy for our property. Not only to reduce the expenses of running the hotels operation, but also to contribute in saving the environmental resources. With so much sunshine available in Thailand totally free of charge, it was only a matter of calculation to come to the conclusion that the entire system will benefit both us and the environment.”
    For more information about Solar Solutions Co. Ltd. systems contact Mr. Franz Roeker on 043-449499 or contact Mr. Dieter Poziombka the Engineer Consultant of the Thai Garden Resort on 038- 370614-8 ext. 6666, should you be interested to see how the installation works.

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    Do they have a back up for when the wet season hits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    thus making enormous financial savings
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    the entire system will benefit both us and the environment
    So a reduction in room rates isn't even a consideration

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    Its still plenty hot enough in the wet season without the sun!!!

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    yeah but ya need sun to make power

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    ^But they are only using it for hot water, not for electricity

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    So how come when its 40 degrees outside here but its overcast my shower is cold?

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    ^I dunno

    I think you're probably right, but I thought the water might still be warm, rather than cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    ^I dunno

    I know you're right
    Well duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    So how come when its 40 degrees outside here but its overcast my shower is cold?
    because your water supply is not being exposed to the suns rays

    if your tank is in the sun, then it would become warm slowly, but if you used any water, the new input would reduce the temp again.I get hot water for a minute from my cold water pipes outside being sunnyside.

    even if the pipes are not in direct sun (in cloudy weather) they do get warmed by the filtered sun rays, so the solar systems do work even in poor conditions, though obviously not as effectively

    and they can store a fair bit of hot water
    I have reported your post

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    Thanks Andy thats why you are a doctor and I am but a mere teacher.

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    I dont have a tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    The installation will reduce the use of gas for the gas-heated boiler by 90% thus making enormous financial savings as well as reducing the consumption of gas.
    Yes the savings will be enormous but that will be in 10-15 years when you have finished paying for the solar cells which are definatley not free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter
    Yes the savings will be enormous but that will be in 10-15 years when you have finished paying for the solar cells which are definatley not free.
    A solar cell produces electricity, and it is rather expensive.

    But this thread is about warming up water by running it throgh a winding
    of cupper tube or glass tube, the solar collector.
    Not difficult, nothing fancy and not expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    So how come when its 40 degrees outside here but its overcast my shower is cold?
    Why would you need a hot shower in that sort of temp.

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    I don't - cold showers for me every day of the year but the missus is a different kettle of fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    but the missus is a different kettle of fish.
    ^She must be smelly and hot

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    About time, they have been doing this in most parts of the world.

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    I am surprised that there is not more discussion on this board on solar alternatives. It seems such a natural for thailand. In this instance, there is definitely a marketing spin, but it is hot water heater so the gas boiler is still there to make up any solar deficiency. The press release didn't say they scrapped thier gas boiler, just that now it is more of a backup.

    How about these homes out in the sticks? Can I reasonalbly install a home photovoltaic system for electricity, or a solar hot water system? I wonder what companies in Thailand are offering these systems. I realize that they have higher up front costs (here in USA or everywhere), but some thoughtful systems can really pay off in a few years. As an old man thinking about retirement in LOS, I really would prefer to pay a known upfront cost and then have reduced sustaining costs for years to come. Also, frankly, I have no problem paying a little more for a little smaller footprint on the earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuhn Gary
    I am surprised that there is not more discussion on this board on solar alternatives.
    http://teakdoor.com/construction-in-...ighlight=solar (Solar water heating)

    Just the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuhn Gary
    How about these homes out in the sticks? Can I reasonalbly install a home photovoltaic system for electricity, or a solar hot water system?
    PEA has been giving free solar panels to some remote villages.
    Each house gets about 120w I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuhn Gary View Post
    I am surprised that there is not more discussion on this board on solar alternatives.
    well Gary, there are a lot of people in this forum who prefer to discuss various types of solar girls

    you would be able to see the pics if you had 100 posts....keep going!

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