Those are two completely different systems: one for domestic hot water and one for space heating. So what are your friend's goals and what are the issues being juggled?

--- On Wed, 4/23/08, Michelle Smith Mullarkey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Michelle Smith Mullarkey <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Solar Hot Water for a residence?
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 5:10 PM


I have a friend who is debating between installing a solar hot water system, or a pellet stove, and I would like to ask VGBN member's opinions.

Could you please include vendor contact information with your suggestions, and references of home owners with either systems, or both?

Lastly, please feel free to respond to "[log in to unmask]" directly, and/or to "[log in to unmask]"- not "[log in to unmask]".

Many thanks!




Michelle Smith Mullarkey

Green Building Coordinator

Capital Planning and Management

109 So. Prospect Street

The University of Vermont

Burlington, VT  05405


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