Solar Hot Water

Installation on 5/25/01, performed by Mike and Bud from Mark Naylor Solar Specialists (858-695-9465)

This is an 80 gallon Sun Siphon, passive hot solar hot water system, using an efficient panel that contains ethylene glycol, running through a heat exchanger in the tank. The tank contains a thermostatically controlled electric heating element, but we didn't bother to hook that up since the output of the system runs to our gas water heater (which should rarely need to kick in anymore).

tank goes up the ladder onto the bedroom roof
turn it around tank in place
tank in place