Accession Number : ADA314365

Title :   Solar Water Heating -- Guidance for Small Facilities.

Descriptive Note : Tech data sheet,

Corporate Author : NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Rocha, Mike

PDF Url : ADA314365

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *WATER, *PASSIVE SYSTEMS, *SOLAR ENERGY, *SOLAR HEATING, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AIR POLLUTION, FACILITIES, COMBUSTION, MAINTAINABILITY, SOLAR RADIATION, STORAGE TANKS, DESIGN CRITERIA, RESIDENTIAL SECTION, FOSSIL FUELS, HOT WATER, SOLAR COLLECTORS.

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Geomagnetism
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE