Flat Plate Solar Hot Water System
75% to 99%
of hot water
- Single-Family Residence
- 290 Genesee Street, Avon, NY 14414
- 3,000 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 75% to 99% of hot water
- Deep energy retrofit
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Solar Hot Water
- January 2004
- Size of System:
- 80 gallons
- To heat hot water
What You Need to Know
My solar domestic hot water system was built mostly from recovered parts, including the (3) 3'x7' panels and the 80 gallon storage tank. A small PV panel powers the anti-freeze loop, which simplifies the other control wiring. I use an external heat exchanger. Nothing fancy, but it keeps making lots of hot water. :)
No Fracking Required ;)
I've changed the anti-freeze solution 3 times over the years.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
A drain water heat exchanger saves about 50% of the energy for a typical shower. The system is backed up by a small tankless hot water heater. See separate listing.
A brighter future!
Just Do It!
Experience with Installer:
Open House Info:
Please see my Energy Efficiency listing for Tour info. Thanks!
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