3 Solar Hot Water Tanks Under Construction
Dr. Ben and David discuss heat exchangers
This past week has been a particularly busy one out at the solar hot water systems shop. We’ve been working hard to get four Fluid Handling Systems ready to ship to our friends at Southern Energy Management. The first one to go out the door will be a 400 gallon solar hot water tank destined for a dormitory at Guilford Technical Community College. Check out the video below for a sneak peak.
The other three systems will be heading down to the Fayetteville VA Medical Center by the middle of August. Two of those solar hot water tanks will be the 500 gallon rectangular models also shown in the video below. The third FHS is a 1000 gallon cylindrical tank whose core components should be coming together sometime next week.
All four of these systems will be non-pressurized drain back designs. In choosing not to go with a pressurized glycol system, the owner is saving a boatload of cash by not having to use an ASME-rated tank. There are a lot of other benefits to gain when you ‘”Just say ‘No!'” to glycol. If you haven’t seen my 3-part video mini-series on pressurized solar hot water systems, click here.
Also, seats for the upcoming Solar Thermal Design Class are filling up so reserve your spot today. Remember, you can attend remotely but both physical and virtual seats are limited. Hope to see you there at the NC Solar Center on September 9th!