Solar water heating: can someone recommend a good resource for high water demand projects?
I'm reviewing a document that quasi-recommends solar water heating (SWH) for projects with large water supplies such as dorms, dining facilities, laundry facilities, etc. I've not worked on any projects where SWH is used, so I'm a little behind the learning curve on this one and most of the material I'm able to find talks about SWH in residential applications.
I was surprised to see it recommended for projects with significant water demands, b/c it seems like it's not a technology that is able to reliably meet the heating requirements where the requirements are fairly small, which makes me question the ability to meet the requirements where demand is high. Does anyone have any insights that might help me better understand SWH in this application or might be able to recommend a good resource for large facilities?
Posted Sun, 12/29/2013 - 21:59
Edited Mon, 12/30/2013 - 09:58
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