Passive vs. Active Solar Hot Water Heater Systems

The difference between passive and active (also known as direct) hot water heating systems is a very important consideration when adding this energy-saving appliance to your home or business.  Wayne's Solar offers only the active style of solar hot water heater because after years of experience in the solar energy industry, we have found that this is the best use of the technology for the consumer.

A passive system limits when you can use your hot water - it's simply not appropriate for the climate of northeastern central Florida.  It is counterproductive to use a typical hot water heater with a solar add-on when a whole system works so much better and more efficiently.  Passive solar hot water heating with batch heaters and progressive tubes are simply not worth your time and money.  Wayne's Solar stands behind their use of only active systems that use open loop technology.

The basic Wayne's Solar Domestic Hot Water Heating System includes:

  • One 4 foot x 10 foot AET Solar Collector
  • American Water Heater 80 Gallon Solar Tank
  • Goldline Controls GL30 Differential Controller
  • Freeze Protection Package
  • Engineering/Design/Permitting

Visit our site for more detailed information about solar hot water heaters in Volusia, Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns counties of Florida.  Remember, solar hot water heaters are eligible for rebates and credits!  Contact Wayne's Solar for pricing and incentive breakdowns.  We live in Florida - why not use the sun for more than just fun?

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