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Pat Gallagher, Gallagher Solar Thermal, with a solar home heating system
Solar home heating system solar panel rebuild, Greenwood Lake, NY
Solar home heating system solar panel rebuild, Greenwood Lake, NY
Solar home heating system solar panel rebuild, Greenwood Lake, NY

This roof integrated home heating solar system was a design feature of the home when it was built. Ideally sited, it had provided 20 to 25 years of service and is part of a system that includes a lake source heat pump and wood stove loop. There is a 1000 gallon solar hot water storage tank heated by the array. The eighteen solar panels are enclosed by low iron , high T tempered glass with very high solar energy transmission.

The glazing and all aluminum framework and substructure were removed and stored on site while the old insulation was replaced with 2" foil faced polyisocyanurate foam board. AET/Thermofin provided the new 100% copper absorber plate which is high frequency welded to the absorber risers. This weld insures maximum heat transfer. The absorber plates have a selective coating to maximize absorption of the suns rays and a clear coat that reduces emissivity. The array of absorbers was assembled and soldered together from the top down. The original sensors were replaced and reconnected to the differential controller.

After pressure testing the system was restarted Dec 20th and provided an 11 degree temperature rise on the 20th and then again on the 21st (shortest day of the year) normal operating temperatures were achieved within the next week. The system performs consistently and automatically.

References available from the owner on request.

Solar home heating system solar panel rebuild, Greenwood Lake, NY Solar home heating system solar panel rebuild, Greenwood Lake, NY
Solar home heating system solar panel rebuild, Greenwood Lake, NY Solar home heating system solar panel rebuild, Greenwood Lake, NY

Location : Chapel Island, Greenwood Lake NY
Type of system : Drain back