Go Solar! Get Solar Hot Water from a Kit

The Sunward solar hot water kit is a proven system that takes most of the guess work out of setting up a solar water heater — and might even give you additional storage space!



solar hot water - finished shed
When finished, collectors for the solar hot water were mounted on a shed located away from the house.
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solar hot water - shed foundation
The collector needed to be mounted away from the house for optimal solar exposure. A gravel foundation was sufficient.
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solar hot water - shed frame
The shed is custom-build with a timber frame, which is mounted on tge gravel footer.
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solar hot water - shed sheathed and roofed
A sheath of Tyvek and metal roof wrap the frame.
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solar hot water - shed with collector
The shed with collector mounted. Installation instructions for the collector are easy to follow.
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Solar Water Heater - conventional water heater
The Sunward system works in conjunction with a standard tank (left), which provides backup hot water on cloudy days. 
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