Solar Thermal Webinars

SunMaxx Solar Thermal Webinars

We’ve prepared a series of simple webinar and educational videos to share some of both our own experience and customers experience with best practices to install your solar thermal system. 

SunMaxx Solar Thermal Training Videos & Webinars


There can be a lot of reasons which lead to problems with sensor reading error. Due to this you can follow the steps below, maybe they can help you to solve the problem: Remember to turn of the appliance form electricity, safety is the most important
  1. Check all wires - connection is required to correct work of sensor. If there is a loose, try to put in harder inside
    1. If problem vanish, your repair is completed
    2. If no follow the next step
  2. Take the multimeter tool and check the current flow of the wire. If you have some values, the sensor is fully functional
  3. When you still have a problem you can constant to engineering team, maybe they can help you or replace the whole device.
These simply step can help to solve the problem.    
To check the temperature sensor you can use the digital multimeter tool and check the resistance of the sensor. A simple steps which allow to check the temperature sensor:
  1. Turn the system off (electricity) - safety us the most important
  2. Open the controller box
  3. Check if the connection is not loose
    • If loose fix the connection by pushing the sensor wire inside the terminal
    • Close the controller box and check if that fixed the issue
  4. Check the sensor wire resistance with multimeter (turn the multimeter switch to the resistance measurement) – reading should be around 1.101 kOhm at room temperature and around 1.250 kOhm for hot water
    • If readings are different sensor might need replacement
This short advice should help you to solve the problem.

Pressure testing kits schemes

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air test G

Parts in black box should be pre-assembled. Make sure you are using proper threading kit.

Pressure testing steps

  1. Before testing make sure system has no fluid inside - drain the system
  2. Connect Air Test Kit like on the schemes above
  3. Turn Flow Meter valve in horizontal position - allowing the air to go in via upper charging port
  4. Open upper and bottom charging port valves (black valves)
  5. Open boiler drain valve (connected to garden hose)
  6. Turn on the Air Compressor
  7. Wait a while for air to circulate in the system
  8. Close bottom drain port and boiler drain valves
  9. Build the pressure to 87 PSI
  10. Close upper charging port valve and turn off the Air Compressor
  11. Verify if no air leaks in the system
  12. When system does not loose pressure for 10 minutes Air Test is completed.

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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. 

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Project Management

Full project management from design to commissioning.
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Permit & Planning

Full permit and planning packages
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Solar Feasibility

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

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

Technical energy modeling for solar thermal systems.
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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.