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SUN ENERGY
SOLAR DOMESTIC HOT WATER SYSTEMS (SDHW)
Saving the planet ... one shower at a time.
Saving the planet ... one shower at a time.
A typical SDHW setup using flat plate collectors. Solar domestic hot water systems use the sun's infrared rays to heat fluid passing through solar collectors. The hot fluid circulates through a heat exchanger in the hot water tank and heats the domestic water.
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up-to-date information on
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Solar domestic hot water systems save energy, save money, and save the planet.
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Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems (SDHW)
vs Photovoltaic Systems (PV)
   
 
   ANNUAL Pollutant Savings
System Type
System
Cost
Typical
Cost After
Incentives
Payback
Period-
Western MA
(With Incentives)
Energy
Savings
(kWH)
CO2
Savings
(Lbs.)
SO2
Savings
(Lbs.)
NOx Savings
(Lbs.)
SHW
(80 gal.)
$9,500-
$11,000
$5,000-
$6,000
5-12 years
3,100
4,340
25
16
Grid-tied
PV (2 KW)
$16,000-
$20,000
$9,000-
$12,000
20+ years
2,453
3,434
20
12
CFLs
(10 bulbs)
$30
no incentive
2 months
821
1,194
7
4
Source: Home Power Magazine
Sun Energy designs and installs customized solar hot water systems using components from a number of manufacturers. We buy American whenever possible. Systems can be sized to accommodate all hot water needs. A typical system may include:










The yearly efficiency rate is 70% in the Albany, NY, western MA, and southern VT regions.

Typical payback is 7-10 years with incentives.

Systems last more than 20 years.
2- 4' x 8' Morning Star flat plate solar collectors from AET.
80 gallon SEPCO solar hot water tank from Vaughn Manufacturing.
Goldline automatic controller
Grundfos or Taco circulation pump
Propylene glycol non-toxic heat transfer fluid
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