Major Tech-Communication Innovation for Solar Air Heaters ( Solar Thermal Magazine) Sept, 2014, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Okapi Systems are intelligent, variable speed fan control systems for solar air heaters, created and manufactured by Greenhill EnviroTechnologies Inc.
Through quite a visually enticing Kickstarter Project this creative, clean-tech company has just released their new Okapi model upgrade: “Okapi Bluetooth: the Solar Air Heater Control System”.
The Okapi Fan Control System product line is positively a “disruptive innovation” for the world of solar space-heating. The very first of its kind, Okapi is able to pump solar heated air out near floor level, with multiple temperature sensors, using programmed microcontroller units that intelligently and autonomously control variable-speed fans. They are patent-pending in North America.
“Okapi Bluetooth” now enables the user to see Inlet, Outlet, Ambient Temperatures and Fan Speeds via any Android device through their new “Okapi Manager App”. A Bluetooth-enabled PC or Mac can be used to log this data over minutes, hours, days or weeks, then graph and analyse it.
Finally, DIY enthusiasts can truly see and measure how well their solar air heaters are performing!
“Okapi Bluetooth” is Greenhill EnviroTechnologies Inc.’s second Kickstarter Project and it already looks like it will be a successful one, like their first from 2013.
Highly active on many social media sites, Greenhill EnviroTechnologies is a fun company to follow, sharing visually empowering images and ideas, and always keeping you wondering: what are they working on next?
Finally, the science of solar heating is catching up with the technology of the 21st Century and “Okapi Bluetooth” is leading the race by miles.
“Okapi Bluetooth” will definitely satisfy any DIY solar air heater builder’s constant nagging questions: “How hot is the air coming out now?” “How is this heater performing compared to that other one I built?” “How can I prove to my friends this thing really works?”
Visit their Kickstarter Project page today: maximize your solar heat harvest, minimize your heating bills and of course, make the next generation proud!
Meredith Williams, President