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Calgary Zoo Canada

Latitude51Solar a division of Northern Lights Solar Solutions were chosen to supply the City of Calgary’s Zoo with 16 high performance SunRain TZ58 1800 30R solar vacuum tube collectors. These high performance evacuated tubes were ideal for the water and space heating requirements for the newly renovated ENMAX conservatory. This modern facility houses a complete tropical eco environment complete with Canada’s largest butterfly pavilion. The solar vacuum tubes provide direct heat source to maintain the interior temperatures needed in the winter as well as maintain the water temperature throughout the facility.

The Solar Vacuum Tube Collectors are estimated to provide 32 MW of heat energy annual providing great relief to the Zoo’s operating budget.

You can visit the zoo and see the system in operation by visiting them during business hours between 9 am- 5 pm Mon-Sun.

From Kevin M. - Port Egin Ontario, solar swimming pool heating

 Solar evacuated tubes

This article is describing a large outdoor solar heated swimming pool.  As you can read from this story a single 30 tube solar collectors is helping maintain the pools heating at a very nice 86 Deg F temperature.  If you are heating a swimming pool with gas / propane or electricity you should seriously start thinking about heating the pool with solar.  The payback on solar pool heating is the best you will get.

 

The text below was sent to us from the pool owner and shows both the layout and the sime method of connecting the system into your existing pool heating system.  3 black manual valves is all you need along with some of your time to install it.......

 


 

Read more: Solar Pool Heating - Port Elgin Ontario

Good afternoon,
Our very simple solar water system has been up and running since the end of
March. Even on cloudy days it provides more than enough hot water for our
needs. We had no previous experience with solar water heating, so put this
together in the simplest way.

You supplied the IT300-HP-HX, we hooked up its internal heat exchanger to
our existing electric water heater by removing the electric heating
elements and adding a manually switched circulating pump.

Read more: Jack W - Cortes Island, BC, Offgrid Solar Set up

From Wayne Larsen - Big Bar Lake, BC
System: 4 x 30 evacuated tube solar collectors, The owner built his own house incorporating energy efficient designs and right from the beginning the plan was to incorportate solar hot water space heating into the design.

"Overall I am very pleased with the components supplied by your company and I have to comment on the level of service provided by Peter Ferlow in Vancouver, Peter went above and beyond any level of customer support I expected.. You may use me as a reference and I will be pleased to show off the system to yourself or your clients."

Read more: Wayne Larsen - Big Bar Lake, BC

 Terry Fenwick, Harwood, Ontario
 
I installed my two 30 tube collector system in late November 2010.

My design goal was to maximize the winter heat gain to help heat water used for radiant floors and my domestic hot water. I have started with two 30 tube collectors set at a 60 degree slope and plan to add two more collectors later this summer. I enlarged and converted an old cedar hot tub into a 220 gallon storage tank with 4 copper heat exchanger coils in it. The tank water is heated by the solar glycol loop and by my ground source heat pump. The other exchanger coils in the tank are for domestic hot water, radiant floor heating and a heat dump coil which will send excess summer heat to my outdoor hot tub. I am using very basic ETCs (Electronic Temperature Controllers) to operate the solar loop pump, domestic hot water recirculation pump and activate the heat pump when the storage tank temperature falls below the required level.

Read more: Terry Fenwick, Harwood, Ontario

Stuart L - Near Ottawa
I've attached some photos. One is of 2 Latitude51 panels in a neighbour's system. The others are of my system. My heat/hot water system includes a wood boiler and 600 gallon heat storage tank shown in one photo. The tank has three heat transfer coils in it. One coil transfers heat to the tank from the boiler and heat from the tank to the heating system. The second coil heats the dometic hot water. The third coil transfers heat to the tank from the solar collectors.

Read more: Stuart L - Ottawa

This bubble pump is installed on a car wash in Kingston Ontario. You might initially think this could be the most boring video ever (!) however this pump is made of glass, has no moving parts and can never wear out. It simply pumps water round the solar hot water system on the roof of the car wash in Kingston Ontario.  It is perfectly suited to any "offgrid" application and is an incredible invention.

This car wash has 18 x 30 tube collectors on it. The collectors were supplied by "Latitude51 Solar" . The Bubble Pump was supplied and installed by Bubble Action Pumps.
 
The photo here is a solar car wash in Kingston, Ontario, who have 18 x 30 tube Latitude51 Solar collectors on, the installer said this about the system....." Those evac tube collectors are amazing. With our pump they are a perfect match. By 7:40 am yesterday (20th June 2011) the pump began to send 40 degree C fluid to the heat exchanger. By 10:54 am it was coming into the heat exchanger at 89 degree C.... "

Read more: Bubble Action Pumps - Ontario

I purchased a system last fall from Latitude51 Solar, originally thought I would need a 60 tube setup
but have found the 30 tube works just fine for me and my wife even though we have a tree shading
problem around our yard.
 
I have an on demand modulating Electric water heater tied into the water coming from
a 40 gallon tank heated by the Sun.

Read more: John Safruk, Wainright, Alberta

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From Kevin M. - Port Egin Ontario, solar swimming pool heating

 

This article is describing a large outdoor solar heated swimming pool.  As you can read from this story a single 30 tube solar collectors is helping maintain the pools ...

Good afternoon,
Our very simple solar water system has been up and running since the end of
March. Even on cloudy days it provides more than enough hot water for our
needs. We had no previous experience with solar water heating, so put this
together in ...

 Terry Fenwick, Harwood, Ontario
 
I installed my two 30 tube collector system in late November 2010.

My design goal was to maximize the winter heat gain to help heat water used for radiant floors and my domestic hot water. I have started ...

Stuart L - Near Ottawa
I've attached some photos. One is of 2 Latitude51 panels in a neighbour's system. The others are of my system. My heat/hot water system includes a wood boiler and 600 gallon heat storage tank shown in one photo. The tank has ...

I purchased a system last fall from Latitude51 Solar, originally thought I would need a 60 tube setup
but have found the 30 tube works just fine for me and my wife even though we have a tree shading
problem around our yard.
 
I have an on demand ...

 From Mike Holden, Ontario
System: 2 x 30 tube collectors, custom install for DHW and space heating.
 
"The great thing about solar energy, is that it is "free", the downside of solar energy, is that YOU must make a commitment, both ...

From George Skeet - High River Alberta.
System: 2 x 30 tube collectors, 2 x 70 gallon tanks.
Just a quick note to show we did put the panels we bought from you to work. To date the controller says we have produced 2200 kwh of energy. The controller ...

From Wayne Larsen - Big Bar Lake, BC
System: 4 x 30 evacuated tube solar collectors, The owner built his own house incorporating energy efficient designs and right from the beginning the plan was to incorportate solar hot water space heating into the ...

 From Doug S. - SE Calgary
System: 3 x 30 tube collectors, 80 Gallon Tank
 
For the last 3 and a half weeks (May 2011) we have had the panels run the tank up to 75 C but usually average 50-60 Deg C- range.

One of the reasons for this we have ...

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