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Posted by gosolar23 on October 4, 2005, 10:57 am
Thanks in advance.  ANY imput is apreciated.

We are building out of SIPS and have around 550sf of collector surface.
  I would like your opinion about the collector and storage.  The house
is around 2800 above ground.  6" sips walls and 8" cathedral ceiling

The shed dormer will be about 14' by 37'.   It is a 5/12 pitch or
around 20 degree slope.  We live in Seattle.  My goal is to have a
system that would be augmented by a Polaris water heater and help with
both domestic hot water and some heating.

I need to figure out storage and contemplating a large volume, low
temperature storage option of around 5000 to 10000 gallons.

I have had a discussion with the folks at Energie Solaire.  The
unglazed panels are interesting.  The costs is not prohibitive to me,
but they appear not able to  drain back and the amount of glycol needed
would be expensive.

Trickle down collector looks very interesting as well, but not sure I
we can do that with a 20 degree slope (5/12)

Thanks in advance.


Posted by samc on October 8, 2005, 7:05 pm
gosolar23 wrote:

try this as an idear :

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