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What kind of solar is this ?

Ron Jr._3
Ron Jr._3 Member Posts: 603
Saw it on a house in Levittown , NY last week . Looks like tubes go directly into a storage tank on the roof ? 

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  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,385
    Thermosyphon

    It's a thermosyphon system,works on convection
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  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,510
    also in pingyao, china

    just came back from china, where every roof had such solar collectors!

    other interesting plumbing photos will follow soon!--nbc
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,033
    also called ICS

    for integrated collector/ storage.  They are very common in warm climates.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,385
    That was my concern

    It gets pretty cold in Levittown! How do they keep this from freezing?
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