First things first, Iíd like to say this looks to be a great forum. There are some very interesting topics on here, and some very clued up people giving out priceless advice. Hopefully Iíve come to the write place.
I am currently in my final year at Manchester Metropolitan University studying for a degree in mechanical engineering. For my final year project, I have been given the task of coming up with some kind of back up system for a household immersion heater. This system must ďgreenĒ powered using an array of solar powered photovoltaics (PV).
In the aim of getting a good mark, Iíve decided to look into installing a small DIY system to my home for testing purposes. But have come across a major stumbling block as I canít seem to find a heating element or device that can be powered using such a low wattage give off from a small solar panel. Iíve searched high and low but have had no luck. I was wondering if any of the geniuses on here could point me in the direction.
Any help would be very helpful and much appreciated,