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Solar water heating system installed from a kit made by Butler Sun Solutions - and improved over time.

What You Need to Know


Solar domestic hot water system based on a kit made by Butler Sun Solutions pre-heats Rinnai propane fired demand heater.

Maintenance Requirements:

top up fluid level in collector over-flow tank every 18 months

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Replaced original propane water heater tank with a Rinnai tankless demand heater in 2010

My Motivation:

Living sustainably


Butler Sun system is undersized for northern climates. I would have added 1 or 2 more collectors to my south facing wall.

Additional Notes:

Had to mount collectors to south facing wall rather than ans ideal roof, so added 1 additional collector to account for lack of tilt. System performs best in spring/fall.

Open House Info:

from Route 1 N of Bath bridge Take Route 127 NORTH at yellow blinking light in Woolwich. 4.5 miles turn right on Old Stage Road .5 mile turn right on Delano Road 61 Delano is 2nd on right - brown workshop and cedar shingled saltbox house with wrap around porch.

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