Residential Case Study: Acton, MA

Acton Family


System Type: Solar Thermal Hot Water & Pool Heating
Installed: August 2018
Building Use: Home and Pool house
Design Build Contractor: Renewable Energy Systems, LLC


System Description:

Turnkey roof mounted solar hot water system and solar pool heating, replacing the old solar hot water system that is over 40 years old.

Scope included complete removal/disposal of the existing systems basement components.

• New solar hot water collectors mounted on south facing roof
• System is drain back using propylene glycol for freeze protection
• 120 Gallon solar tank was installed in the basement mechanical room
• Solar differential controller operates the system
• Web-based monitoring 24/7 used for optimization & maintenance
• Solar Pool Heating system, mounted on pool house

Key Benefits:

• Reduce fossil fuel usage w/ solar hot water
• Saving hundreds of dollars a year
• Less strain on existing boiler, increasing it’s longevity
• All solder joints, tight insulation connections optimizes system
• Solar Pool heating saves on:

– Buying a pool heater
– Heater maintenance
– Annual heating costs