Archive for Thursday, October 22, 2009

Solar Heat Exchange to give open house

October 22, 2009


Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing will celebrate the opening of its factory with an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at 204 Lecompton Road in Perry. The factory is west of the rail crossing on the road from Perry to Lecompton.

Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing produces simple, low-cost solar thermal (hot water) systems applicable to residential and commercial applications. The patent pending technology has been launched nationally. Bruce Ewing, Manhattan, and Kevin Good, Lawrence, are the company’s principals.

The open house will include a demonstration of the system and its installation, economic analysis of various solar thermal applications, and an update on governmental incentives. To attend, call (785) 597-2333, or e-mail


mr_right_wing 8 years, 1 month ago

I have no problem with solar. Use it, use wind. Whatever it takes to get away from oil.

Another downside to solar, besides the cost of the equipment, is that your efficiency goes down as your solar panels get dirty. You need to put them somewhere where they are easy to get to and then clean them about once a month. If you've got panels and you've never cleaned them since they've been installed; get up there and clean them, you'll notice a HUGE difference! (Fall can be especially bad with leaves accumulating on them.)

Just keep that in mind...

raysun 7 years, 10 months ago

Mr_right_wing, good to point out that maintaining a solar system increases benefits. The "besides the cost of equipment' part seems harsh and somewhat short sighted. I am in the solar industry. I currently make comparisons when discussing a solar option with a customer. I ask if they use an ink jet printer with their computer. They soon confess to purchasing enough ink cartridges to buy 3 or 4 new printers. So much for cost of equipment. A maintained solar hot water system can easily operate efficiently for more than 30 years.
Ray Pokorny

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