Solar Heating Designs
Determine the optimal location of your solar System based on southern exposure.
This can be the ground, roof or wall, and usually this space will dictate the max number of collectors (each collector requires approx,8' 4" of,width spacing and 6' 6" of vertical spacing). Determine the optimal mounting angle based on this chart.,Adjustable solar brackets are available.
|Approx Angle Calculations|
|Winter Heating||Location's Latitude +30 degrees|
|Summer Heating||Location's Latitude -30 degrees|
|Annual Average Heating||Location's Latitude|
Choose a pre-configured solar heating systems (SWH) based on the number of collectors for the application.,Use this chart to determine approx number of collectors.,Note this only a rule of thumb, households with teenage kids will use more water than a house with just adults.
Decide what solar heating design you want; a combo, indirect or preheat solar layout as seen below.
|Sizing of Solar Heating Package|
|Additional Heating Zones|
|Pool Heating||1 collector per 100-150 sq ft of surface|
|Home Heating||1 collector per 300-400 sq ft|
|Hot Tub Heating||1 collector per 300 gallons|