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Edwin Hatchette
37-25 Estate Pearl
Southside Quarter #2
St. Thomas
Contact: Edwin Hatchette

A 40 gallon ICS unit will be ground mounted on the south side of the residence. The ICS unit will be plumbed to the existing 50 gallon conventional electric water heater located in the residence.


System type: 40 gallon Integral Collector Storage
Number of system: 1 each
Minimum ICS Unit FSEC Rated Net Energy Delivered: 28,400 Btu
Auxiliary water heater: Connect to existing 50 gallon water heater
Required tilt angle +- 18 degrees


Location: St. Thomas
Solar access at roof mounting location Unobstructed - Uninterrupted solar access - at specified location.
Solar orientation at roof mounting location South
Roof material Not applicable. Will be a ground mounted on support rack.
Roof trusses Not applicable.
Roof pitch Not applicable.
Roof condition Not applicable.
Access to attic Not applicable.
Distance from collector location to water heater Horizontal - 15 feet
Vertical - 10 feet
Location of water water heater Utility room on side of house.
Existing water heater Unknown
50 gallons squat unit
Good condition
Insulation blanket
Water heater drain valve Drain valve is accessible and operational
Hot water outlet line from tank 3/4" copper piping
Cold service line to tank 3/4" copper piping
Cold service line to tank isolation valve Valve is installed. Valve is operational.
Water system Cistern


Mounting The ICS system will be ground mounted on an elevated support rack. Ground mounting will require 5 gallon bucket size concrete footers sunk into the ground for long term stability. Standard mounting bolts and mechanical apparatus will be used for securing the system to the footer mounting bolts.
Collector feed and return line piping The collector feed and return plumbing lines from the conventional water heater are to be installed behind the drywall as indicated in the site photograph (plumbrun2).
Monitoring equipment A solar system BTU meter and water heater watt hour meter will be installed at this site.

Note: Please also see the general program specification requirements.