evacuated tubes vs flat plates

msm859March 16, 2009

Looking into adding solar heat for my dhw and space heating. I currently have radiant heat so it could tie in nicely. I have been reading a lot of different view points of using the evacuated tubes vs flat plate collectors. Does anyone have real world experience with the two?

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Gary, thanks for the response. Snow is not an issue were I live. I will check out the site your referenced. I have also read about the new "evacuated" flat plates. So there is something else to throw into the mix.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2009 at 10:43AM
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I've not heard of evacuated flat plates -- if you find a link on them could post it?


    Bookmark   March 18, 2009 at 10:49PM
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Gary, here it is: www.genersys-solar.com

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 11:00AM
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Vac tubes work best in the south and the flat plates work best in the north due to snow and ice

    Bookmark   April 14, 2009 at 10:34AM
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