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SR184 An inspection of solar water heater installations (2007)

Product Description

This report covers the first stage of solar water heating (SWH) project, comprising inspections of a number of SWH installations and monitoring equipment installation at the same houses.

Thirty-six installations in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington were visited. At each installation, the system was evaluated using the inspection protocol presented in Appendix 1. At the same time, monitoring equipment was installed to capture the energy performance of each installation, and the occupants were interviewed to understand their experiences of the systems.

The key issues relate to:

  • safety
  • expected performance
  • owner information
  • installation durability.

Product Information

Publication date 2007
Author CD Kane, AR Pollard and J Zhao
System number SR184