June 17, 2013 – The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) has granted certifications to GLE Solar’s new Direct Circulation (DC) systems. The DC configurations were designed to maximize the yield from a GLE Solar evacuated tube batch collector under warm weather conditions. The most significant feature is the integration of a storage tank between the ICS collector unit and the backup water heater, which allows the warm water to be staged appropriately for consumer use. What is more, by using a standard electric water heater as an auxiliary storage tank instead of a solar-specific storage tank, GLE Solar has dramatically trimmed total system cost compared to competitors.
These certifications make the DC systems eligible for all local, state, and utility incentives currently available in Florida.
The FSEC ratings for these systems are posted at the following link under GLE Solar Energy: