Solar Water Heating -- Guidance for Small Facilities.
Tech data sheet,
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER PORT HUENEME CA
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Water heating accounts for a substantial portion of energy use at many Federal facilities. Of the total energy used, approximately 18 percent in residential and 4 percent in commercial buildings is for water heating that percentage may be much higher for buildings with laundries, kitchens, showers, or swimming pools. Nearly all hot water in the United States is heated directly or indirectly through the combustion of some fossil fuel. Because of these dwindling, nonrenewable resources and stricter air pollution standards, it is recommended that Federal facility managers investigate and take advantage of existing solar water heating technology. This TechData sheet is to help activity personnel determine the feasibility, reliability, and cost effectiveness of domestic solar water heating systems for small buildings. With this guide, an energy manager can evaluate the various system options available.
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