New consulting relationship with GreenTecAuto begins
What actually goes wrong with the batteries????
A look at todays Hybrid and EV battery packs
Battery packs exposed
Keeping Warm In New England
Control software
Storage and control
The Coal stove
The evacuated solar tubes
The wood stove
Plugging into the SUN
Making a small solar concentrator
Building MIMA and the plug in adapters
Converting a telephone truck to electric
DIY dual pulse Capacitor Discharge Spotwelder
Getting in shape while making electricity
Replacing gasoline with solar electric lawn equipment
What is Genesis One?
How to stop the aging process DIY
MIMA Install Day 2005 a Big Success!
Building a hybrid car grid charger
Tapping into the Wind
Expanding MIMA with the Distribution board ( users projects )

Control software

Control software
System Schematic and control program screen dump

National Instruments Labview with a small PCMCIA data acquisition card for my notebook is the control and monitoring system. The software graphs the data from the whole day, and adjust the flow control valves to provide the best mixing of flows for the heat sources that are active at the time. It is not uncommon for the 4 heat storage drums and the hot water tank to be at 150-170F all winter.
Better photos of the heating schematic:
heating schematic

and the labview control software:
Labview control software