Flat Plate Solar Hot Water System
- 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
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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