Friday, September 4, 2009

Solar Hot Water System Components

Understanding the basic components of an RE system and how they function is not an overwhelming task. Here are some brief descriptions of the common equipment used in solar hot water systems. Systems vary—not all equipment is necessary for every system type.

  • Solar Collectors

  • Collector Mounting System

  • Solar Storage Tank

  • Water Pump

  • Heat Exchanger
  • Expansion Tank
  • Controls

  • Isolation Valve

  • Backup Water Heater
  • Tempering Valve
Check back every day for an explanation of each of these terms... Until tomorrow....

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