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Large Residential Space Heating Project, New York

Description:

This project integrates with domestic hot water providing the customer nearly 100% of their hot water needs. In the winter time the excess heat is dumped into a heat exchanger that runs with his in floor heating system. The heat from the solar is then transferred into the in floor heating loop helping him heat this large residence. In the summer any excess heat not used for domestic water is dissipated through a large air handler. The customer has full access to his system via the Vbus.net which he can see from his smart phone. The estimated energy production is 16-18 MW annually. The array is set up in 2 parallel banks of 4 collectors in series. By doing so the operating temperature of the collectors is reduced increasing the systems performance.

 

Solar Heating in a Prairie Winter!

Description:

Clayton Wheeler is a top dog when it comes to innovating new technologies. Clayton was building a new shop and came to us for advice and design. In this video he is using 4 collectors to heat his newly constructed shop during the middle of a winter. Clayton has a loyal following on his YouTube channel and has spent many hours testing the Sun Rain vacuum tubes and documenting his findings on his channel. You can visit Clayton’s YouTube channel.

 

Notre Dame Electric, Manitoba, Canada

Description:

Largest Solar Space Heating project in Western Canada! 18 x TZ58 1800 30R collectors for heating 16,000 square foot shop with hydronic radiant floor heat in concrete. Large Air Handler is used to cool system in Summer. 80 degree angle for mount also reduces summer heating and maximizes winter heating. PAW commercial pump station with two RESol BS/plus controllers. Controllers control solar heating loop as well as over heat dissipation. 2nd controller controls integrated floor heating loop with large heat exchanger used to transfer energy to existing dual electric boilers. Estimates capacity 30 MW/year 103,000,000 BTU.

 

Herman Unrea, St Malo, MB

Description:

This solar heating project uses 4 x TZ58 1800 30R used to heat 1600 square foot concrete slab single story home with Electric Hydronic boiler, incorporates 80 gallon domestic hot water tank, and external dissipator for Summer use. Natural trees provide ideal shade for summer and allow full sun in Winter.

 

Calgary Zoo Solar Project, Calgary 

Description:

Northern Lights Solar Solutions supplies the City of Calgary with 16 SunRain Solar vacuum tube collectors for the Calgary Zoo to supply heating to the ENMAX conservatory. This conservatory house a tropical eco system as well as a butterfly garden. Complete with banana and pineapple trees, the ecosystem mimics a tropical jungle. The solar vacuum tube are used to provide space heating and maintain the required water temperatures for the ecosystem year round.

 

Franklin Electric, Estavan, SK

Description:

This solar heating project uses 17 x TZ58 1800 30R used to heat 2400square foot concrete slab work shop with Modine Over Head Water Heater. Incorporates 1 x 500 gallon storage tanks, and external dissipator. Vertical mount for optimizing heat in Winter and dissipating heat in Summer.

 

Scott Lake Lodge, North West Territories, Canada

Description:

This solar heating project is the largest Resort Solar Installation in Canada! 19 x TZ58 1800 30R collectors provide domestic hot water for showers, laundry facilities, and kitchen for entire resort. Located at the 50 parallel in North West Territories just 2 hours below the tree line. This complete solar heating project is the largest of its kind in North America and is an testament to solar heating in Northern Climates. With the long summer sunlight makes solar an ideal resource for season heating. In the winter months the collectors are covered with custom covers. PV panels and solar DC-5 pumps provide the electricity for this truly off grid installation.

 

Subterranean, Kenora, On, Canada

Description:

6 x TZ58 1800 25R collectors provide Heat for 2600 square foot shop. Unique Installation uses large under ground storage basin, comprising of sand, rock and pex piping. This storage stores the heat energy produced in summer and utilizes it through out the winter. Dual solar storage tanks and dual PAW Flow Con pump stations with RESol controllers supply energy to the storage basin. Also installed are two RESol data loggers for remote web base monitoring of the system. Next phase is 26 collectors for complete solar home heating and solar air conditioning coming in Fall 2010.

 

Jame Tates, NH, USA

Description:

This solar heating project 4 x TZ58 1800 30R collectors and 1 x TZ58 1800 20R provide solar heat for 2300 square house in winter plus domestic hot water for family of 4 and also heats a large outdoor hot tub. Heat is stored in a 120 Gallon tank, and dissipated to 3 other heating zones as needed. 1.) hot tub, 2.) forced air furnace, 3.) garage shop heater. The shop heater also acts as a heat dissipater in the summer to ensure the system does not over heat.

 

Spencer Smith, MT, USA

Description:

4 x TZ58 1800 30R collectors for heating 2600 square foot ranch house in winter plus domestic hot water for family of 5 with additional summer tenant. Heat is stored in a 120 Gallon tank, and dissipated to solar radiant floor heating loop as needed via a 2nd pump and heat exchanger. The vertical installation provides better winter heat and reduces heat in summer.

 

Jerry Jones, Warren, MB Canada

Description:

3 x TZ58 1800 30R collectors for heating 1600 square foot house using a air to air heat exchanger in cold air return. Solar Evacuated Tube Collectors were optimally ground mounted with an under ground line to house for maximum performance. Cover are used in summer to cover 2 collectors leaving one collector for domestic hot water. Heat is stored in a 80 Gallon tank, and second pump pumps hot water to air/water exchanger located in cold return on furnace.

 

Larry Gabel, Hearst, ON Canada

Description:

This solar heating project use 3 x TZ58 1800 30R collectors for heating 1800 square foot house and hot tub, and 3 x Tz58 18000 30R collectors for heating with hydronic radiant floor heat in concrete. Summer covers are used in shop to reduce heat. 120 Gallon storage tank is used to for domestic hot water year round.

 

Mike Stelling, Colorado, USA

Description:

3 x TZ58 1800 30R collectors for heating 2000 square foot house with hydronic radiant floor heat in concrete as well as 100% of domestic hot water. Summer covers are used in shop to reduce heat. 120 Gallon solar storage tank is used to for domestic hot water year round.

 

Mike Stelling, CO USA

Description:

2 x TZ58 1800 30R and 2 x TZ59 1800 20R used to heat 2400 square foot concrete slab work shop with Modine Over Head Water Heater. Incorporates 2 x 120 gallon storage tanks, and external dissipater for Summer use. Solar Covers are used in summer months to turn off heating system.

 

Steve Kay, KA USA

Description:

4 x TZ58 1800 30R and 2 x TZ59 1800 20R used to heat domestic hot water and an pool/hot tub.

 

Hearst, ON Canada

Description:

This solar heating design uses 5 x TZ58 1800 30R Intergrate with the Geothermal System a the Hurst Technology Center in Northern Canada. The solar acts as a preheat to increase the efficiency of the heat pump.

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