Architects & Engineer Training

Architects & Engineers
Planning & Design Tools

We’ve put together some simple design and planning tools for our solar thermal systems. For additional design and engineering assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Design & Engineering Guides

Sizing Tools & Guides

Design & Installation

Have a project?

Let us help with submittal packages

Contact our technical team to get help with design build specifications on your solar thermal projects.

Engineering
Design Solutions

SunMaxx Solar offers custom engineering solutions to help navigate the complexities of planning and installing a solar thermal system. 

From feasibility studies to full project management services, our team has participated in over 4,000 projects worldwide. Find below a list our standard services we provide for both commercial and residential applications. 

Project Management

Full project management from design to commissioning.

Permit & Planning

Full permit and planning packages

Solar Feasibility

Propose a complete technical and financial solution for your upcoming project.

Construction Drawings

Full construction drawings for sub-assemblies or custom solar thermal stations.

Energy Simulations

Technical energy modeling for solar thermal systems.

Technical Training

On site technical training for installers, engineers and architects.

How much do engineering services cost? 

Our engineering services are sold in both packages and hourly rates depending on the size and scope of your project. Our aim is to deliver cost effective engineering services specifically designed for solar thermal customers. 

Our Engineering Solutions Include:

We provide complete turnkey project management from design to commissioning of your project. Our services include utilizing existing sub-contractors or introducing new contractors to facilitate the construction of your project.

Navigating the building code and planning requirements can be expensive and time consuming. Our in-house engineering team has extensive experience in working with planning and permit offices around the world, specifically for solar thermal systems.

Our services include preparing of full plan sets and permit packages to be submitted to the building departments.

Need a solar feasibility study for your next project? Let us help prepare energy models and financial feasibility reports for your upcoming project.

Typical projects fall in the commercial and industrial sector for this service plan.

Have a custom project which requires a specific heat transfer station or mounting system detail? Our engineering team can help provide full construction drawings for "on roof" or "off roof" solar thermal sub-assemblies.

Let our engineering team prepare custom solar thermal energy simulations using specialized solar thermal energy modeling software.

We offer remote and in-person full technical training on solar thermal system design and planning.

Additionally, we offer in facility training at our renewable energy training center located in Upstate New York.

We’ve put together some simple design and planning tools for our solar thermal systems. For additional design and engineering assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Solar Thermal
Learning Center


Quick video on how to replace your evacuated tube heat pipes (replace or to remove if you have issues with producing too much heat!) .

The United States Government, and most state governments within the United States have implemented credits, rebates, and incentives to help offset the costs of purchasing and installing a Solar Hot Water Heater. While the initial costs of a Solar Hot Water Heater from SunMaxx Solar are generally in the ballpark of 2 to 5 thousand dollars, these credits and other incentives generally bring the payback period of a SunMaxx Solar Hot Water Heater from between 9 and 11 years down to between 3 and 5 years, depending on specific factors. In order for these credits and incentives to be applied to a Solar Hot Water Heater the System must be tested and passed by the SRCC (Solar Rating and Certification Corporation), an independent testing organization designated, and approved by the United States Government and the separate State Governments. SunMaxx Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors are SRCC Certified, making them applicable for all State and Federal Solar Hot Water Incentives & Tax Credits. Federal Solar Tax Credit: Credit Amount: 26% (2020) Maximum Incentive: Uncapped Applies to: Solar Hot Water, PV New York State Tax Credit: Credit Amount: 25% Maximum Incentive: $5,000.00 Applies to: Solar Hot Water, PV For more information on tax credit information, visit the Tax Incentives Database.
The SunMaxx Solar Collectors and PrePackaged Kits have recently passed testing for SRCC Certification at the FSEC Institute in Florida. While SRCC Certification is not mandatory to sell, purchase or install a Solar Hot Water System, the Certification does bring several significant benefits to SunMaxx Solar Hot Water customers across the United States. These include:
  • SunMaxx Collectors Qualify for all Federal Solar Incentives and Tax Credits
  • SunMaxx Collectors Qualify for all State Solar Incentives and Tax Credits
  • SunMaxx Collectors are Verified as Performing on par with all Leading Solar Collectors
  • You can Trust the SunMaxx Name – and you do not Have to take our word for it!
  • SunMaxx Collectors are Rated for use in:
    • Commercial Applications
    • Large Residential Applications (Hotels, Resorts, Condos, etc)
    • Industrial & Agricultural Applications
    • Municipal (Government) Applications
  • SunMaxx Collectors Deliver Tested, Trusted Performance Everyday!