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Posted by Ron Rosenfeld on September 11, 2005, 11:20 am

We do have the space.  But will probably only go for DHW rather than
DHW+heat as the latter requires about a 700 gallon tank; the former maybe a
40-80 gallon tank.

Next year the system would be eligible for a $250 rebate from the state of
Maine, and a $,000 tax credit from the US Federal Gov't.

System costs will probably be around $,000US installed, depending on the

-- ron  (off the grid in Downeast Maine)

Posted by nicksanspam on September 11, 2005, 12:10 pm

Or no tank at all, with a solar pond heater. See


We plan to have a prototype at the PA Renewable Energy Fair.

Will the pond qualify in Maine?

Would you believe $00?


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Posted by Christian Kaiser on September 11, 2005, 4:55 pm
My goodness, that's really expensive. You should be able to get 5 m^2 for
$500 (still extremely expensive compared to European prices), and the rest
of thesystem is additional $00 (+tank). Further costs are installation -
depends on how much you can do yourself -- but $000-4000 is a wee bit much.
Integration in the existing heating (as backup if solar heat is not enough)
is the trickiest part, though still not unmanageable.


Posted by AJ on September 26, 2005, 11:31 am
 Try www.heatwithsolar.com and do a system design for many of your energy


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