thermal technology innovator Sunnovations
Inc. has been awarded the industry-standard OG300 certification by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation
on 41 unique system configurations for residential solar water heating. In
doing so, Sunnovations has achieved several industry “firsts”, including:
The only “self-pumped” systems
certified OG300 by the SRCC.
The only closed-loop glycol systems
certified by the SRCC to use PEX for the solar loop piping.
The only systems with passive overheat
technical distinctions translate into a number of important homeowner benefits
that are unique to Sunnovations:
1. “Self-pumped” means that the system will
work even when there is a power outage or in off-grid applications.
Sunnovations’ systems are the only ones on the market that provide system
freeze protection without the need for electrical pumps and controllers.
2. “Use of PEX” means that systems can be
installed more quickly and cost-effectively than any other comparable solar hot
3. “Passive overheat protection” means that
the systems will not experience the chronic overheating that typical
closed-loop glycol systems suffer from. This further means that the system does
not require costly periodic maintenance that other systems require.
our systems represent the lowest cost per BTU delivered of any comparable
residential solar water heating system in the US” stated Sunnovations Chief
Executive Officer Matt Carlson, “Additionally, we have among the broadest
variety of system configurations available, providing a fit for most home types
rigorous system certification process is the industry standard in the US, and
utilized performance and durability data from independent testing conducted by
industry leader TÜV Rheinland in Tempe, AZ. The certifications qualify
Sunnovations’ systems for many state and utility solar hot water rebate
programs, as well as the generation of renewable energy credits in multiple
jurisdictions including Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Segerman, CEO of CleanCurrents Thermal in Rockville,
MD, said: “Our experience with
the Sunnovations system has been as advertised: simple, single day installation
at an affordable cost to the homeowner. The renewable energy credits that are
enabled by these certifications will help our Maryland and DC customers offset the
installed cost of their solar hot water system and reduce their carbon
geyser-pump design removes the need for all electro-mechanical components found
in typical solar water heating systems, providing for affordable, simplified
and standardized systems while at the same time maintaining performance and
freeze protection. The company’s system is available exclusively through
leading renewable energy installers.
homeowners can determine their potential cost savings and carbon footprint
reduction from a solar hot water system by going to www.sunnovations.com/forms/calculator.
Qualified professional installers can learn more about Sunnovations’ system and
becoming an Installer Partner at www.sunnovations.com/content/for-installers.
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