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Removing the snow from a solar thermal collector requires a long pole with a snow rake on the end and 10 minutes work in each morning.  What's the EROI of that?

Or you can mount your collector on the south facing wall  and get greater collection due to a better angle and reflected light from the snow.

If Gary hadn't actually done it (http://builditsolar.com/) I might be dubious, but he has demonstrated straightforward, DIY implementable solutions that work just fine in Montana.

by njh on Thu Dec 16th, 2010 at 06:17:03 PM EST

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