This guidebook was created by the US Department of Energy’s Solar America Cities partnership in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia. It explains how solar thermal works, how to size and install, and the permitting and listening system for projects in the city.
The guidebook begins by explaining the various components of a solar thermal system such as the collector and heat exchanger and how they make solar thermal water heating possible. Next the guidebook offers some cases studies of successful installations in Philadelphia and how homeowners can size and pick a system for their own residences. Finally the guidebook ends by explaining the licensing and permitting regulations relevant to installing a solar thermal water heating system.
Author: Solar America Cities
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