Rising oil prices made the owner of Grassy-Lea Farms take a look at an alternate way to heat over 2000 liters (550 gallons) of water in order to reduce his oil heating bill for his oil-fired water heater. He was concerned about winter performance of the S-Power solar thermal collectors. After visiting 2, S-Power solar thermal collector owners on one of the coldest days of the year in near blizzard conditions, and seeing solar tank temperatures of 79°C or 174°F, he was convinced.
Solar System Components:
|Collectors||16 x S-Power, 20 Tube Heat Pipe Collector|
|Peak Output||109,789 BTU (th)/h (32.2 KW) *|
|Pump Station||1 x 1” FloCon Max with external heat exchanger|
|Solar Tanks||4 x A.O.Smith 450 Liter (119USG) storage tanks|
|Lineset||Pre-insulated Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing|
* Peak Output taken from the Enerworks S-Power Solar Keymark certificate.
Collectors’ thermal performance rating also available from the Enerworks S-Power SRCC (Solar Rating & Certification Corporation) certificate.