Do You Need A Complete Turnkey Solar Hot Water System Installed Or To
Procure Materials For Your Already-Designed Solar Hot Water System?
SunMaxx Solar is the solar thermal division of Silicon Solar, a solar energy company dedicated to bringing affordable, high-performance solar products and systems to consumers nationwide.
Founded in 1999 by Adam and Matt Farrell, Silicon Solar, and later SunMaxx Solar, began based on a high school science fair project. The Farrells began with only $400 in start-up capital as there was no access to venture capital in their small town of Sidney, NY.
Today, Silicon Solar and Sunmaxx Solar have grown to serve more than 130,000 unique customers. There are also currently more than 10,000 SunMaxx solar hot water systems installed around the world.
From home and small business owners, to Ivy League universities and corportations, government offices and military installations, SunMaxx solar hot water systems are known world-wide for their incredible combination of value, performance and reliability.
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- Brochure: About SunMaxx
- Brochure: Commercial Solar Hot Water Solutions
- Brochure: Commercial Solar Hot Water Images
- Brochure: The SunMaxx Advantage
- Brochure: The SunMaxx Shipping Advantage
SunMaxx has a simple goal: dedication to promoting the benefits of solar thermal systems and a greener lifestyle around the world.
Every day, each member of our team is:
- Offering affordable renewable energy solutions
- Increasing awareness and knowledge of solar energy products
- Exceeding the expectations of every customer, colleage and partner
How to get started? Step 1: Calculate your daily hot water load/usage. Step 2: Select your kit based on the required hot water consumption, Step 3: Select the collectors you are interested in using (flat plate or evacuated tubes), Step 4: Give us a call to review any special requirements for your project.
We guarantee to save you 15% on your next commercial solar thermal project .
What do the systems include? The base pre-package kits include our proprietary UniMaxx commercial solar pump station, StorMaxx commercial solar storage tank, SmartMaxx solar control system (for remote monitoring).
How to install?
- Install your StorMaxx solar storage tank
(Standard system uses non-pressure solar buffer tank. Tank size varies based on size of load).
- Install your UniMaxx solar pump station
(Standard system design treats the solar tank as a buffer tank with load side and solar side external heat exchangers)
- Connect your solar pump station to your solar tank
- Connect your load to your solar pump station
(Pump station varies based on hot water requirements)
- Install mounting system on roof for solar collector
(Mounting system selected based on collector choice)
- Install solar collectors on mounting system
(Choose from SunMaxx evacuated tube or flat plate collectors)
- Connect solar piping between solar pump station and solar collectors
(SunMaxx provides pre-insulated piping)
- Charge your solar system
(Both drainback and glycol based systems available)
- Start saving energy!
3. Installer Network
Experience The Industry's Largest, Most Professional Installer Network
Trained, Professional Installers
Our solar thermal installer training program (EduPower) is certified and accredited by the leading authorities in the solar thermal industry (NABCEP and IREC). This gives you the peace of my mind that your SunMaxx Certified installer is a professional who has been trained and tested in the best practices of solar thermal installation. In the end, what you get is a new solar hot water or heating system that performs as promised and delivers the highest possible return on your investment.
Your Local SunMaxx Installer
With more than 3,000 certified dealers and installers nationwide, you can rest assured that when you purchase a new solar hot water or heating system from SunMaxx, you can work directly with a SunMaxx certified installer to ensure that you experience incredible SunMaxx quality and value from the beginning of your project to the end.
The Experience To Do It Right
With more than 10,000 installations under our belt, customers including more than 15 US and foreign ally military bases and being family owned and operated since 2006, the members of the SunMaxx Installer Network have the real world experience and backup support to handle the toughest installations and any surprises that may arise.
Solar Thermal Is Low-Cost, Low-Risk & Offers Massive Rewards
Let's Take A Look At The Pricing Breakdown Of A SunMaxx System
|Number of Units in the Building||25 Units||50 Units||100 Units|
|Average System Cost
collectors, tank, pump station and more
|$ 45,000||$ 83,000||$ 160,000|
|Incentives & Credits|
|Federal Tax Credit (30%, Uncapped)||- $ 13,500||- $ 25,500||- $ 48,000|
|Depreciation (~ 24%)||- $ 9,180||- $ 17,340||- $ 32,640|
|Net System Cost||$ 22,320||$ 42,160||$ 79,360|
|Anticipated Energy Savings|
|For Oil Systems ($3.00 / gallon)|
|15 Year Total Energy Savings||$ 80,211||$ 165,676||$ 328,686|
|Average Annual Energy Savings||$ 5,347||$ 11,045||$ 21,912|
|Rate of Return||24 %||26 %||28 %|
|For Propane Systems ($2.50 / gallon)|
|15 Year Total Energy Savings||$ 96,581||$ 199,488||$ 395,766|
|Average Annual Energy Savings||$ 6,438||$ 13,299||$ 26,384|
|Rate of Return||29 %||32 %||33 %|
|For Electric Systems ($0.12 / kwh)|
|15 Year Total Energy Savings||$ 118,725||$ 245,266||$ 486,507|
|Average Annual Energy Savings||$ 7,915||$ 16,348||$ 32,433|
|Rate of Return||35 %||39 %||41 %|
|For Natural Gas Systems ($0.80 / therm)|
|15 Year Total Energy Savings||$ 27,007||$ 55,783||$110,668|
|Average Annual Energy Savings||$ 1,800||$ 3,718||$ 7,377|
|Rate of Return||8 %||9 %||9 %|
Data based on NYS solar thermal production. Results may vary based on geographic location.
A 7% annual fuel cost escalation is assumed, 80% EFF
Assume 50G hot water use/unit/day
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