Residential Solar need not be intrusive, ugly or 'technical', even if it is state-of-the-art.
This system utilizes heliostat reflector technology previously affordable only in large numbers by large companies or the government.
This Santa Fe, New Mexico home has a built-in combination hot water/hot air receiver delivering hot water to a 6-zone radiant flooring system and hot air to the sauna.
4 - Reflector Heliostats
The heliostat is a smaller one using 96, 1-foot-square 'mirror-tiles' (8'x12') mounted on an adjustable frame that allows slight focussing of the beam. In this case the beam is reduced from 96 sq-ft to 9 sq-ft at 150 feet for a maximum concentration of about 10 suns (instead of 1) per unit area. After losses this unit reflects about 7.5 kiloWatts of thermal energy to the receiver.
What kind of positioner does this use??