Video Vault: Solar Hot Water
Look over the shoulder of an expert installer as he fastens panels to the roof and explains how the system works
Depending on where you live, upwards of 80% of your annual hot water can be produced by the sun. In this case the site is in the Northeast. In this gem from the Fine Homebuilding Video vault, expert installer Scott Andrews takes you up on the roof while he installs the temperature-activated collector panels and down to the basement, the home’s solar station, where a solar heat exchanger and conventional water heater work in tandem to bring hot water up to your shower or appliances.