SOLAR THERMAL - INDEX PAGE
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Evacuated Tubes being installed. Angle of incline is set at 60 Degrees [latitude plus approximately 10 Degrees], Azimuth direct to South.
29 of 30 tubes installed, one left out for demonstration purpose., this photo taken one month after installation, note one discolored tube, vacume in glass has apparetnly failed and will be replaced later.[Tubes are warrantied for 10 years].
PUMPS STATION, HEAT EXHANGER and HOT WATER TANK
Plate heat exchange system. Copper [above] is the solar or primary loop with the Pex pipe[withpump] the hot water tank or secondary loop on the other side.
Pump Station with solar or primary loop constructed with copper, and the secondary or hot water tank loop. System testing and air evacuation still ongoing, which is reason for the attatched hand pump mid right of pump station. [ and all the tools].
DIVERSION VALVE, dump load to FAN COIL
DIVERSION VALVE at top left of photo diverts supply water from collectors to a fan blown hot water coil to once the hot water tank reaches 50C.