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evacuated tubes vs flat plates

Posted by msm859 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 16, 09 at 15:37

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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RE: evacuated tubes vs flat plates

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.

RE: evacuated tubes vs flat plates

I've not heard of evacuated flat plates -- if you find a link on them could post it?


RE: evacuated tubes vs flat plates

Gary, here it is:

RE: evacuated tubes vs flat plates

Vac tubes work best in the south and the flat plates work best in the north due to snow and ice

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