Solar Water Heating

With a mismatched system, you pay to work out all the kinks

Note: This system features a mismatched boiler, solar pump station, DHW storage tanks — and lots of controls trying to make something work.       I know that these days we’re all trying to save our...
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Case Study: Solar Thermal System - Ohio School Not Stopped by Cold Temps

Who said solar does not work in the winter time? Not the school officials from Chesapeake High School in Chesapeake, Ohio. A five-collector solar thermal system was installed on the school in...
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Drainback with Tankless is Less Costly & More Efficient!

In this blog (found on AskRod.com), HTP's National Solar Manager uses the Hydra Smart Tankless Water Heater for a back up to an efficient solar storage tank.    Today we look at a drainback system...
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Solar Water Heating

Sizing Your Solar Hot Water System

Below is some information from AskRod.com about sizing a solar hot water system for your home. AskRod.com is created by Rod Hyatt, HTP's National Solar Manager.  --    In late spring, I published a...
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Solar Water Heating

Simple Solar Water Heating Design Trick: Heat The Water You'll Actually Be Using!

Read on for a tip on efficient solar water heating, from HTP's National Solar Manager Rod Hyatt.   For the most efficient solar thermal design, solar-heat the water heater first.  I know that may...
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