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Solar Water Heating in the Waitakere and Rotorua NOW Homes and in 3 Papakowhai Renovation Homes (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 24, 2012

This report by Beacon Pathway evaluates the relative successes of solar water heating installations in three pilot  renovation projects in New Zealand. Each renovation project used a different SWH system, which allows Beacon Pathway to make conclusions about best practice - after efficiency levels varied significantly between 36-75% of total energy use being from renewable sources over the monitored period.

From these results, the report makes four best-practice suggestions:

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