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All OG 300 System Kits come with everything for a 100% complete Solar Loop

 

 

 

                     A)    What Do I Need to Go Solar?
                      B)   What System and Size System is Best for Me?
                      C)  System and Collector Price and Option Lists:

 

 

 

 

 

 A)    What Do I Need to Go Solar?

You Need a Southern Orientation Space for Solar Collectors:

Because the sun rises in the East, crosses over the horizon on the South and sets in the West, you want your collector to face as much to True South on your roof as possible. This is especially true for space heating where you need to be within 15 degrees of True South.

Up to 45 degrees East or West of true South has very little effect on year round domestic water heating. While less desirable, a West or even an East facing water heating system can work well especially with an additional collector. Orientations over 45 degrees, such as a home with a North, South ridgeline can tilt the collectors South with a SolarRoofs tilt kit.

While most collectors are mounted on the roof, many have been mounted on the ground, or like an awning on the side of the house.  Verticle mounting of collectors on the south roof is great for space heating.

Naturally it is important that there not be any shading where the collectors will go!

You Need a Good Collector Tilt:

The collector angle (known as tilt) should be at least 15 degrees up from horizontal, (a typical roof angle is 22 to 32 degrees) additional tilt usually  has little effect on total year round performance unless you are in an area with very sunny winters like Colorado. 

A tilt angle equal to latitude is considered ideal for space heating.  Because the winter sun is so low in the sky, great results have been obtained by having collectors flush on a vertical wall for space heating, which also prevents summer overheating.

Illustration showing solar collector orientation. A house with a solar panel on the south side of the roof has the solar panel placed at an angle that is equal to the latitude. Diagram showing the sun's path in the sky. The diagram shows the east to west paths of the sun on June 21 and December 21 and how they can affect the sun that reaches a solar heating system. On June 21, the sun is more directly overhead than on December 21, when the path of the sun tends more toward the south.

You Need Space for Solar Collectors:

SolarRoofs “Skyline” 10-01 and 20-01 Solar Collectors: These rugged, powerful 10 and 20 Square foot collectors weigh only 19 and 38 pounds. They are easy to carry by one person and are much safer to get on the roof to install.  They are available in architectural colors and have an attractive appearance on the roof.  No soldering is required to install the collector (s).

 

The Skyline 10-01 collector weighs 19 pounds and

measures 6' long x 20" wide by 3' thick. The feed and return are at one end. They have a 2" space between them and up to 6, 10-01 collectors can be stacked one above the other or up to 12 in a stacked, side by side configuration.  These are the ideal, easy to install, light weight collector.

 

See 10-01 Collector Details

 

The Skyline 20-01 collector weighs 38 pounds and

measures 12' long x 20" wide by 3' thick. The feed and

return are at one end. They have a 2" space between them

and up to 4, 10-01 collectors can be stacked one above

the other or up to 8 in a stacked, side by side configuration.

20-01 collectors have custom options feed through and turnaround collectors extending up to 60' with one feed

and return.  They are ideal for commercial applications.

 

See 20-01 Collector Details

You need a Good Path For Solar Lines from Collectors to Solar Storage Tank:

You need a good "path" for your two solar lines and wires to go from your tank to your south* facing roof. It is desirable that this "path" be under 40 feet (one way), but up to 80 feet (if well insulated) is OK. 

You will be running 2 1/2" outside diameter copper tubes with a minimum of 1/2" thick high temperature insulation.  You will also be running at least one wire set on the outside of the insulation for either power from a PV panel to the pump or a sensor wire for a differential controller.  Horizontal lines need to be supported every 6'.

For PV pumped Open Loop systems 1 and 3, a second wire set may be needed for a freeze snap switch,   The Installation Manuals have good guidance on running solar lines.

You will need a large enough storage tank or enough room for an added solar tank.

You need to know the right System Type for your area:

"Open Loops" Systems 1, 2 or 3 are for or Tropical Climate (GREEN)

or Temperate Climate (ORANGE)

With these systems the solar loop is open to water pressure. These systems are excellent where there is anywhere from no freeze potential to where there is light freeze potential when used with Temperate Climate freeze protection options.

"Closed Loop" Systems 4 and 5 are for Freeze Climates (RED)

The solar loop is separated from water pressure by a heat exchanger. These systems are not subject to freeze damage when properly installed. Can be used in hard freeze areas if drained in freeze.

B)   What System and Size System is Best for Me?

Use the following "FREEZE" guide to determine the right system for

your area and then see sizing your system:

NO FREEZE: (Green = No Freeze)  

For use in areas not ever subject to temperatures below 45 F (tropical),

use system 1, 2 or 3.

This system is ideal for Hawaii, islands and other tropical areas.

Summer homes or camps in areas subject to hard freeze conditions in winter, but not used in winter can use system 1, 2 or 3, as long as the solar water loop is drained before freeze conditions occur. The solar loop is designed to be easily bypassed, drained and the lines "blown out".

VERY LIGHT FREEZE: (Orange = Very Light or Light Freeze)

In areas subject to rare and light freeze conditions (South Florida, Southern CA, rare temperatures not below 30 degrees F) use system 1, 2 or 3 with the FV01, Passive Freeze Valve option. Solar panels can freeze by nocturnal cooling in temperatures as high as 40F!

LIGHT FREEZE:

In areas subject to a few light freezes per winter and occasional temperatures as low as 20 degrees F (Central Florida, Southern CA, some areas of Arizona etc.), use systems 1, 2 or 3 with the FV01 Passive Freeze Valve and FS02 or FS03 "Recirculation Freeze Protection."

For Systems 1, 2, and 3, the standard, easy to make, installation connections are all made at the bottom of your tank. Simply drain the water out of the tank, remove the bottom drain, insert the connection components in its place and tighten.

You will need enough room around the front area of the tank to allow for the installation of components, usually 8 inches is enough.

If there is not enough room, a "top connect" kit is available. Freeze damage of any kind is not covered by Warranty.

HARD FREEZE: (Red = Hard Freeze)

In areas subject to hard freeze conditions, use system 4 or 5, with a Rheem / Rudd heat exchanger tank, provide positive freeze protection (all areas subject to temperatures below 30 degrees F). The Rheem 80 gallon tank is 24" in diameter and the Rheem 120 gallon tank is 28" in diameter.

The Rheem / Rudd heat exchanger tank, the "Power Rod" and the "Hot Rod" all use Non-Toxic antifreeze in a separate "closed solar loop" separated from potable water by 2 metal walls called a "double wall."

  Sizing Your System:

Note: Smaller system providing as little as 30% of your hot water can be very efficient and cost effective! If the budget is tight, consider getting a smaller system. More panels can be added later. The important thing is to take that important first step to go solar!

General Sizing Guidelines:

Systems 1, 2 and 3: For 75 to 90% coverage in warmer, sunny areas, use two 10-01 collectors or one 20-01 collector (20 square feet) for each two to three people in the household. For example, a family of 4 should have four 10-01 collectors or two 20-01 collector (40 square feet).

Systems 4 and 5: For 60 to 70% coverage in areas subject to hard freeze and a lot of clouds, start with four 10-01 or two 20-01 collectors for the first two people and then two 10-01 collectors or one 20-01 collector for every additional two people. For example, a family of 4 should have six 10-01 collectors or three 20-01 collector (60 square feet).

Storage:

TROPICAL AND TEMPERATE SYSTEMS: You may be able to use your existing electric water heater or, for open loop systems 1, 2 and 3, or you can add a low cost water heater for solar storage to your existing water heater.

You need at least 1 gallon of storage for each square foot of collector area. It is desirable that your storage tank be at least 50 gallons of storage for up to 40 square feet of collector area, although a 40 gallon water heater can work well with up to 30 square feet of collector area. Generally, the larger the water heater the better, up to 2.5 gallons per square foot of collector area in sunny areas.

FREEZE PROTECTED SYSTEMS: Systems 4 and 5 use an excellent Rheem / Rudd or Richmond (all the same manufacturer) 80 Gallon Storage tank with a very efficient 120' "wrap around" heat exchanger.

For a closed loop using an existing tank or added standard tank, an optional system 4 "POWER ROD" external heat exchanger uses a second pump for the domestic water loop and a "Quick Connect," similar to those used on the open loop systems, for the tank connection.

Also under System 4, The Exciting “HotRod” solar water heater features the Butler Sun Systems “Wand” heat exchanger which fits in most existing or added standard water heaters. The system includes 40 square feet of collector area, the exclusive Butler Wand.

See: Tanks and Tankless

Photovoltaic Powered Pumps = 100% RUN BY THE SUN!

SRCC OG300 Rated systems 3 and 5 are powered by Photovoltaic Pumps (Circulators). They cost a little more but it is nice to know that your system operates 100% by the sun, and not be effected by power outages. PV is sometimes easier to install as it eliminates the need for a nearby 110 Volt power outlet. PV power is available as an option on systems 1 and the System 4 Power Rod.

Questions?  Please give us a call at:

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C    System and Collector Price and Option Lists:

System Prices & Complete System Information

                                                    March 2007

Click On Links Below for Individual System Features, Prices, System Diagram,

Installation Manual and Operation and Maintenance Manual:

System 1 Tropical or Temperate Open Loop, 12 Volt:             GO TO SYSTEM 1

System 2 Tropical or Temperate Open Loop 110 Volt:                  GO TO SYSTEM 2

   System 3 Tropical or Temperate Open Loop, 12 Volt, SRCC:      GO TO SYSTEM 3
  System 4 Hard Freeze Closed Loop/Hot Rod/Wand, 110 Volt:     GO TO SYSTEM 4
  System 5 Hard Freeze Closed Loop, 12 Volt, SRCC:                       GO TO SYSTEM 5

Skyline 20-01, 20 Square Foot Collector, 20" wide x 12' long:

Single 20-01, includes 6 mounting ell kit(#C):                                   New Prices

3 mounting rails: per collector, 2 or more collectors include center U Clips (#C):   New Prices

Skyline 10-01, 10 Square Foot Collector, 20" wide x 6' long:

Single 20-01, includes 6 mounting ell kit(#C):                                   New Prices

3 mounting rails: per collector, 2 or more collectors include center U Clips (#C):   New Prices

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COLOR OPTIONS               CLICK HERE FOR COLOR CHART               New Prices

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Beautiful Collector Trim COLOR Options (one change covers all collectors in the order):

Standard Color (Default):     Musket Brown (C101)

Free Optional Color:             Dove/Old Town (Medium) Gray (C109) – Note: This is a no cost option.

                                                 

Optional Colors Include:   Colonial (light) Gray (CO102), Tahoe Blue (Col03), Colonial Red (Col04), Forest Green (Col05), White (Col06), Buckskin Brown (CO107), Beaver (medium) Brown (CO108), C.B. (medium) Blue (CO110), Spanish Green (CO111), Storm/Slate (dark) Gray (CO112), Royal Brown (CO113), Ivory (CO114), Sea Blue (CO115), Leaf  Green (CO116), Pebblestone Clay (CO117), Woodbeige (CO118), Peach (great on many light orange tile roofs) (CO119), Almond (CO120), Black (CO121), Adobe Tan (CO121), Classic Cream (CO122), Bronze (CO123), Heritage Cream (CO124), Marine Green (CO125).

 

  TILT KIT (option)

Tilts panels approximately 18 degrees or as specified. Tilt kits are used on flat roofs, when a better winter angle is desired on a low pitch roof or to"reorientate" panels to face south by running the panels up and down an East or West facing roof. 

Option Code Description for 10-01 Collectors TK0X - 2

Description for 20-01 Collectors TK0X - 3

10-01 20-01

TK01-

2 or 3

24" Single panel tilt kit: Includes 2 Modified 24," 1" x 1" aluminum rails with 6" legs and hardware.

24" Single panel tilt kit: Includes 3 Modified 24," 1" x 1" aluminum rails with 6" legs and hardware.

New Prices

New Prices

TK02-

2 or 3

48" Double panel tilt kit: Includes 2 Modified 24," 1" x 1" aluminum rails with 12 " legs and hardware.

48" Double panel tilt kit: Includes 3 Modified 24," 1" x 1" aluminum rails with 12 " legs and hardware. New Prices

New Prices

TK03-

2 or 3

70" Triple panel tilt kit: Includes 2 heavy duty 1" x 2" aluminum rails with 18" legs and hardware.

70" Triple panel tilt kit: Includes 2 heavy duty 1" x 2" aluminum rails with 18" legs and hardware. New Prices

New Prices

TK04-

2 or 3

82" Triple panel tilt kit: Includes 2 heavy duty 1" x 2" aluminum rails with 18" legs and hardware. 82" Triple panel tilt kit: Includes 2 heavy duty 1" x 2" aluminum rails with 18" x 1/8" wall legs and hardware. New Prices New Prices

OPTIONS

FS02

(1C) 40F Freeze Snap Switch (closes at 40F to turn on 12 volt Pump for Recirculation* LIGHT freeze protection)

New Prices

  H180
  180 F Snap Switch for Tank High Limit Protection (180 open-140 close)
  S110 110 F Snap Switch to turn on 12 Volt pump (110 close - 90 open)
DT01 Deletes DC01 Transformer when 12V power or a PV system with batteries is already available New Prices

FS03

40F Freeze Snap Switch with 25' wire and 110V to 12VDC Transformer for PV Recirculation*

New Prices

DT02 Deletes FS03 Transformer when 12V power or a PV system with batteries is already available New Prices

TR50

50 foot roll of 3/8" ID, 1/2" OD soft copper tubing includes 2 compression unions

New Prices

Major Skyline® System Components

QC01

"Quick Connect" assembly with floating check valve, isolation valves, drain hose bibs, 1/2" copper stub on return and feed side:

New Prices

QRK1

"Quad Rod" Special pre-assembly with 1 floating check valves, charging hose bib ports with isolation valve, pressure gauge, expansion tank:

New Prices

HE80

Full connections for the 80 gallon Rheem / Rudd heat exchanger, pre-assembly with 1 floating check valve, charging hose bib ports with isolation valve, pressure gauge, expansion tank:

New Prices

TC01

Taco 006 110V Circulator:

New Prices

ES10

El Sid 10 Watt 12V Circulator:

New Prices

HC18

March 18 Watt 12V Circulator (Hartel add New Prices):

New Prices

PV10

10 Watt 12V PV Panel with mounting hardware:

New Prices

PV20

20 Watt 12V PV Panel with mounting hardware:

New Prices

FV01

40F Freeze Valve (Starts to drip water at 40F):

New Prices

DC01

IE GL30 Differential Control with sensors and Recirculation option:

New Prices

PR15

150 Pound Pressure Relief Valve:

New Prices

CV01

Floating Ball Check Valve 1/2 x 1/2 MPT:

New Prices

MV01

Mixing Valve:

New Prices

UT20

20 Gallon storage tank with thermosyphon connections for system 1, 2 and 3 (shipping @130 lb)

New Prices

81V080HE1

Rheem Heat Exchanger Tank delivered in the 48 (required for Sys 5 SRCC rating)

New Prices

Butler Wand (Diagram)

    

  Butler Sun Solutions “Wand” Heat Exchanger Options:    
BW48 or BW36 Wand Heat Exchanger, Specify 48” or 36”:
BOT Over Temp. over Pressure Protection Unit:
BW40 Complete Butler Wand System with 40 s/f of Skyline Collector Area, any configuration:

DELIVERY: You can call us for a quote or use the following: 

10-01:  Usually FedEx Ground, We will quote or go to:

http://www.fedex.com/us/ground/main/?link=4 

(use Ground) Add Packaging: (See New Price) for Boxing Per Collector, each boxed 10-01 collector is 25 pounds 74” long x 22” wide  x 5” high.

For a System: add (See New Price) for boxing the components: 36” x 16” x 12.” System box weight is about 25 lb.

20-01: Usually FedEx Freight, We will quote or you can go to:

http://www.fedex.com/us/freight/main

Fill out the rates section:  1 collector 80 pounds, 2 collectors: 150 pounds, 3 collectors: 210 pounds and 4 collectors: 260 pounds,

Use a 63% discount and Class 77.5 for shipments to the 48. 

Add Packaging:  One collector: (See New Price) and (See New Price) per additional collector and (See New Price) for boxing systems components.

If not a business Freight delivery, add (See New Price) for home delivery. 

 

Terms: Full payment upon order. Shipping is usually within 10 business days on standard orders.

Increasing Material (especially Copper) costs may force us to raise prices.

                            Please order as early as possible!

Notes: -Special arrangements and discounts can be made for volume purchases with variations

best suit your needs.

PLEASE Check Web Site for updates. All prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

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