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05 Jan 2011 00:00 by Dave Melegis Star rating in London soon to be Me.... 6 posts Send private message

Hi we have 4 bedroom  house in Melegis in the Lecrin valley just outside Granada and are considering fitting solar water heaters to combine with our current immersion heater. Any advice would be most welcome.
Do you get enough water throughout the year?
Does anyone have any idea on roughly  the cost that we should expect to pay?
And finally any recommended company to install
 


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25 Aug 2011 14:03 by cssolar Star rating in agost alicante. 25 posts Send private message

 Hi Dave,

I recomend you fit a pre heat type vacuum tube unit.

you can pass the water through the solar water heater first then feed the pre heated water to your existing electrical cylinder,

 

I have solar water heating on my house , I was so impressed by it I now import and sell units in the costa blanca area

I Get about 90 % of my yearly hot water for free !!

 

tony ccsolar





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25 Aug 2011 14:03 by cssolar Star rating in agost alicante. 25 posts Send private message

 Hi Dave,

I recomend you fit a pre heat type vacuum tube unit.

you can pass the water through the solar water heater first then feed the pre heated water to your existing electrical cylinder,

 

I have solar water heating on my house , I was so impressed by it I now import and sell units in the costa blanca area

I Get about 90 % of my yearly hot water for free !!

 

tony ccsolar





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25 Aug 2011 14:14 by SMYTHIE Star rating. 153 posts Send private message

 HI CS SOUNDS VERY INTERESTING AND WOULD SAVE LUGGINING THE GAS CYLINDER.

COULD YOU GIVE SOME IDEA OF COST, I WOULD NEEED ENOUGH HOT WATER FOR 2,

THANKS

 



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25 Aug 2011 14:31 by cssolar Star rating in agost alicante. 25 posts Send private message

 Hi Smythie,

A 108 LITRE system is ok for 2 people ( showering ) and costs 540€+iva

A 160 litre System for 3/ 4 people is 700€ +iva

 Yes you would require a lot less gas and no luggging cylinders

You could keep your gas boliler as a back up, with two valves it is possible to change over when the weather is poor.

A vacuum tube heater will work for most of the year even in cold weather

 

www.cssolar.es  www.denosolar.com

 

you tube  cssolar1

 

REGARDS Tony





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25 Aug 2011 14:31 by cssolar Star rating in agost alicante. 25 posts Send private message

 Hi Smythie,

A 108 LITRE system is ok for 2 people ( showering ) and costs 540€+iva

A 160 litre System for 3/ 4 people is 700€ +iva

 Yes you would require a lot less gas and no luggging cylinders

You could keep your gas boliler as a back up, with two valves it is possible to change over when the weather is poor.

A vacuum tube heater will work for most of the year even in cold weather

 

www.cssolar.es  www.denosolar.com

 

you tube  cssolar1

 

REGARDS Tony





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25 Aug 2011 14:36 by SMYTHIE Star rating. 153 posts Send private message

 SOUNDS VERY INTERESTING WILL COUNT MY PENNIES, SADLY I LIVE 400KM AWAY BUT THANKS FOR THE INFO.

WOULD THAT INCLUDE FITTING OR IS THAT EXTRA?

I KNOW THEY ARE GOOD MY SON HAS ONE IN ITALY AND IT IS SO GOOD HE HAD TO DO SOMETHING TO TURN THE TEMP DOWN

CHEERS

 

 



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25 Aug 2011 14:42 by cssolar Star rating in agost alicante. 25 posts Send private message

 Yes they can get very hot in the summer ours is in the 90s every day even with 4 people showering, infact it is imposible for us to use all of the hot water !!

you can fit a thermostatic mixing valve to mix cold with the hot to reduce the temperature.

Also another good trick is to cover part of the collector to recduce the out put in the summer

 

Cheers Tony

 





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25 Aug 2011 14:42 by cssolar Star rating in agost alicante. 25 posts Send private message

 Yes they can get very hot in the summer ours is in the 90s every day even with 4 people showering, infact it is imposible for us to use all of the hot water !!

you can fit a thermostatic mixing valve to mix cold with the hot to reduce the temperature.

Also another good trick is to cover part of the collector to recduce the out put in the summer

 

Cheers Tony

 





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25 Aug 2011 14:47 by SMYTHIE Star rating. 153 posts Send private message

 THANKS AGAIN I RECALL NOW HE FITTED A THERMOSTIC VALVE

CHEERS





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25 Aug 2011 15:24 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 3374 posts Send private message

I have had a solar panel for water heating for just over ten years.
 
 The type I have stops heating when the water reaches 78º C.    
 
There are two of us in the apartment and even when we had a cloudy days there is enough water. Only when it cloudy / raining for a couple of days do I switch on the emersion heater which is the storage tank in the panel. 
 
I have it wired up so I can see when the heather is consuming power, ( red light is on and its by my bed) so can remember to turn it off when not needed,  for maximum savings.



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25 Aug 2011 15:25 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 3374 posts Send private message

I have had a solar panel for water heating for just over ten years.
 
 The type I have stops heating when the water reaches 78º C.  
 
 There are two of us in the apartment and even when we had a cloudy days there is enough water. Only when it cloudy / raining for a couple of days do I switch on the emersion heater which is the storage tank in the panel. 
 
I have it wired up so I can see when the heather is consuming power (the switch is by my bed) so can remember to turn it off when not needed for maximum savings.



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25 Aug 2011 20:07 by cssolar Star rating in agost alicante. 25 posts Send private message

 Hi John,

I am glad to hear your system has given you good service for 10 years , I bet you have saved a fortune in fuel .

I find it strange how little solar power is used here, when we have sun nearly every day.

But I am sure that people will start turning to alternative energy as , the power companys keep pushing up the prices and tax.

Regards Tony cssolar





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25 Aug 2011 20:08 by cssolar Star rating in agost alicante. 25 posts Send private message

 Hi John,

I am glad to hear your system has given you good service for 10 years , I bet you have saved a fortune in fuel .

I find it strange how little solar power is used here, when we have sun nearly every day.

But I am sure that people will start turning to alternative energy as , the power companys keep pushing up the prices and tax.

Regards Tony cssolar





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