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Photos are from contractor and end customer installs, using panels distributed by I must say that I am constantly surprised by the talent displayed by the people putting in these systems, particularly the homeowners.

This 60 tube, PA located, Glycol closed loop connects to a wall mounted blower unit and ties into DHW as well. Coal is the main heat source. One major goal is to turn off the coal furnace for the non-heating season and use a small electric hot water heater as backup. These two units will have no problem supplying over 90% of the DHW energy for the coal off period. System is owner designed and installed and working extremely well as reported by the customer.

This SDHW 60 tuber in VT was owner installed at a 55 Deg mounting angle. Once again, a very professional job. System uses a 110 gallon Stiebel-Eltron tank with built in exchanger, single Grundfos pump and Resol diff. controller. LET THE SUNSHINE NEW ENGLAND!!!

This SDHW in CT was owner installed and looks just TOO good!! Close up photos reveal a very professional looking job. This is a very solarized person including PV, solar hot air and now evac DHW. 60 (47mm x 1500mm) tubes feeds an 80 gallon tank with a pumping station in a closed loop glycol config.. Customer will be upgrading with the now available "hyper" reflectors in a month or so, to increase Winter performance the most.

These 2 - 20 tube units are a start to an array of 6 - 20's totaling 120 tubes for DHW and space heating in New York state. The racking was very nicely designed and installed. All 6 - 20 tube units should be operational by spring 08. Job completely done by owner.

This is the completed array, except for a few odds and ends. I do not have any specific BTU numbers for you on a PSD, but the customer reports the array is working very well and puts out a surprising amount of heat. The customer finished the array with 1800mm tubes.

This very ambitious SDHW and space heating system was owner installed in N.H. The person is off grid too boot! Circulator power demands were looked at carefully among other system aspects. A micro hydro plant has since been brought on line as well. The system is a 240 tube drain back connected to a roughly 700 gallon storage tank made of Stainless Steel, non-pressurized. The owner is in the process of tweaking the system flow rate. The temperature in the storage has already hit 155 DegF, last reported. A tremendous amount of work was put into this systems superstructure, and 100 foot plus one way piping run. The owners backup fuel source is wood and propane, now at a much reduced level.

This 90 tube (3- SFB-30's) in  Ottawa Canada was owner installed. Owner built his own tube in tube heat exchanger for his traditional drain back style system. Due to constant higher winds at this location, great care was taken when designing the super structure for the array. Solar orientation and access is excellent. The system supplies DHW and takes a modest stab into the radiant heat load.

This beautifully done 240 tube commercial SDHW system in PA., used 6 SFB-30’s and 3 SFB-20’s storing heat in an 800 plus gallon non pressurized storage tank. The system was totally done by the customer. On November 6th which was a Perfect Solar Day (PSD), the storage tank at the end of the day had increased its heat over 226,000 Btu’s. The energy was captured at an average storage temp of 105 DegsF and does not even include tank losses and piping losses over the collection period, no demand load. That is an average of over 28,000 Btu’s per 30 tubes net usable heat! The customer experienced a 79% drop in NG usage for the first recorded year which was shared between the SDHW system and a more efficient NG heater. A reasonable estimate is that 55% to 65% of the reduction was due to the solar system. A job well done, from all aspects including the ROI benefit.....

Two SFB-30's, center and upper left, added to an old Thermomax installation in Maine for DHW and Radiant floor heating. This job was completely customer installed. AC and/or PV-DC pumps used for circulation. Good mounting angle for Winter snow reflection.

SFB-20 being setup for steam experiments and water condensing at school in New Hampshire. 

Two SFB-30's for DHW in Camp Hill, PA. System was totally installed by owner. House has excellent access and orientation to the sun. System uses an 80 gallon preheat tank and 20 gallon drainback tank feeding a conventional gas fired water heater. Owner already has hit 200 DegF in his 80 gallon tank and is averaging in the 180+ DegF range since the system went on line about the second week in June-06. This was the owners first system install and it was done very nicely.

Two SFB-30's installed in Minnesota onto an existing flat plate system to boost solar energy gain, especially in Winter. Owner installed, very professional look. 

Two SFB-30's added to existing four flat panel Helodyne SDHW radiant system in Elyria Ohio to boost Winter performance. Evacs. were mounted at 80 Degs for maximum Winter effect and negligible snow susceptibility. Storage is comprised of two 120 gallon pressurized solar tanks with Glycol heat exchanger solar loop. Evacs. are the last collectors in the collector flow for maximum potential gain. Evacs. were installed by

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2017 PV production is 14.293 MWH.

2016 PV production is 15.629 MWH.

2015 PV production is 14.543 MWH.

2014 PV production is 7.711 MWH, first year partial production. 9.374 MWH were produced through the entire startup test phase of the system before certification.


2017 production down 1.34 MWH from last year. All months produced less except for December which is the cloudiest month of the year.... Ironic...


Electric car miles for the third year are 13,220 saving 575 gallons of gas at an avoided cost of $1955.00 bringing the three year total to $5225.00. Gas prices steadily climbed throughout the year. Total number of gallons not used stands at 1790.


Electric car miles for the second year are 14,830 saving 645 gallons of gas at an avoided cost of $1870.00 bringing the two year total to $3270.00. Not bad for only 2 years at fairly low gas prices...


Electric car miles for the first year ran about 13,000 miles of energy free driving. The gas saved which would have been burned by the car that the Leaf replaced equals about 570 gallons at an avoided gas cost of $1400.00.


Total mileage across the three years equals 41,050 miles. At a gross electric usage of 3 miles per KWH year round, this translates to 13.68 Megawatt hours of electricity, or 4.56 Megawatt hours per year. With the addition of the Ford C-Max plug-in Hybrid over the last year, the total transportation electric load is increased by about 2 megawatt hours more, bringing the household trans electric yearly load to about 6.6 megawatt hours.