Do It Yourself Solar Domestic Hot Water Heater

For the Do-It-Yourselfer, we offer a variety of ways to get the equipment, service, and information you need. From Complete System Packages to a wide variety of parts available in our Components Catalog, Solar Living can provide you with the equipment you need to install, repair, and maintain your solar domestic hot water heater.

Below are the more common components in a solar domestic hot water heater as well as the current retail pricing from our detailed Components Catalog.

SunEarth Solar Thermal Collectors
(Painted Absorber)
SunEarth Empire EP-21 (3' x 7') $812.66
SunEarth Empire EP-24 (3' x 8') $903.17
SunEarth Empire EP-32 (4' x 8') $963.87
SunEarth Empire EP-40 (4' x 10') $1,147.47
SunEarth SunWise SP-40 (4' x 10' Silver Frame) $1,147.47
SunEarth High Efficiency Solar Thermal Collectors
(Black Chrome Absorber)
SunEarth Empire EC-21 (3' x 7') $954.00
SunEarth Empire EC-24 (3' x 8') $995.60
SunEarth Empire EC-32 (4' x 8') $1,040.24
SunEarth Empire EC-40 (4' x 10') $1,212.60

Square footage of solar DHW panels relative to tank size should be:

In addition to the SunEarth collectors listed above, Solar Living can manufacture solar thermal panels in many custom sizes, specific to your application. Our collectors have SRCC rating and have been serving our customers for over 30 years.

We can also manufacture new, custom sized absorbers for replacement in many types of existing collectors.

Contact us for more information on custom built solar thermal collectors or absorbers.

Bracket Install Kits
Flush Mount
SE, S, SW facing roof at correct pitch
$10.51
18" Leg Mount
SE, S, SW facing roof at low pitch
$87.63
24" Leg Mount
SE, S, SW facing roof at low pitch
$90.25
36" Leg Mount
SE, S, SW facing roof at low pitch
$95.46
42" Leg Mount
SE, S, SW facing roof at low pitch
$98.08
72" Leg Mount
SE, S, SW facing roof at low pitch
$111.14
84" Leg Mount
SE, S, SW facing roof at low pitch
$116.36
30° Rack Mount
E or W facing roof
$155.71
45° Rack Mount
E or W facing roof
$159.62
60° Rack Mount
N facing roof behind ridge
$172.70
Pump And Controls - Discreet Components
Pump & Control Package
This item includes circulating pump,
differential thermostat with sensors,
check valve, and thermometer
with flanges and fittings
$380
Same as above, but add
a digital temperature display
$420
Pump And Controls - Pump Stations
SunEarth Closed Loop Sun Station
Complete with Grundfos UPS15-58U pump,
fill & purge valves,
flow meter, thermometers,
Steca 301 control with 3 sensors,
pressure gauge, relief valve, & air purger.
Expansion tank not included.
$684.60
Air and Thermal Expansion Control
This item includes expansion tank, two air vents,
pressure relief valve, pressure gauge, and fittings.
$193
Solar Storage Tanks
Rheem 80 Gallon
with double wall internal heat exchanger
$684.60
Rheem 80 Gallon with Element
as above with 4500 watt electric backup
$684.60
SunEarth 80 Gallon with Element
with double wall internal heat exchanger and 4500 watt electric backup
$1,494.41
Rheem 120 Gallon
with double wall internal heat exchanger
$3,708.08
Rheem 120 Gallon with Element
as above with 4500 watt electric backup
$3,729.64
SunEarth 120 Gallon with Element
with double wall internal heat exchanger and 4500 watt electric backup
$1,768.51

All prices listed on this page are for materials only.

Charges for installation and delivery, if desired, are not included.

Please contact Solar Living for a detailed delivery or installation quote.