How do I input a Solar Thermal Domestic Hot Water (DHW) System?

Inputs for this type of system are always done at the Plant level of the Building Tree in the DWH tab.  Inputs depend upon the Occupancy you are working on.

Single Family:  You will input the Solar Savings Fraction for the Solar System directly.  This number will come from the Solar designer for the System.

Multifamily: You will input the specifications for the system including the specific Solar Panel Brand and Model, how many panels, as well as the solar storage tank specifics and the panel tilt and orientation.  Note in this case you DO NOT get the option of inputting the Solar Savings Fraction, a fully designed system is required.

Nonresidential: There is no credit recognized in the Energy Code for this occupancy type.

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