This Code covers the minimum requirements for the installation of solar domestic hot water systems.
This Code applies to the installation of packaged solar domestic hot water systems supplied for year-round or seasonal heating of domestic hot water in residential buildings and vacation homes.
For the purpose of this Code, solar domestic hot water systems shall include those designed to provide hot water in the absence of an auxiliary water heater, those designed to preheat water for a stand-alone gas, propane, electric, or oil water heater, and those designed to use gas, propane, electricity, solid fuels or oil for auxiliary water heating in an integrated fashion.
For the purposes of this Code, solar domestic hot water systems shall include those which use liquid/liquid, or boiling/condensing heat transfer between the solar collectors and potable water.
This Code does not apply to the installation of any space heating equipment, or collectors which form part of a building's structure.