This document was created and published by the US Army Corps of Engineers. It is a comprehensive design guide for the creation and installation of solar thermal hot water heating systems. The US Army Corps of Engineers produced this design guide with government installations in mind, but it is widely applicable across the field. It begins with a general introduction to how solar thermal works, before diving into the details. Such information as: how to choose between different types of collectors, how they work, what their benefits are, how different systems operate, technical definitions of system parts, and how they are controlled, are all included in the guide. After profiling successful US Department of Defense installations, the guide provides information on choosing and maintaining a system.
Author: US Army Corps of Engineers
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