This home in Alliance, Ohio has both a 3,060 watt Solar Photovoltaic system to produce electricity, and a Solar Thermal system to produce hot water.
The Grid-Tie Solar PV system on the left features 18 Sharp 170 watt modules wired to a PVP2800 Starinverter with net metering.
The Solar Thermal system utilizes the two Heliodyne Gobi 408 collectors on the right. They are plumbed in an active, closed loop system. Heat energy is transferred via a double-walled heat exchanger to domestic hot water that is kept in a 119 gallon solar storage tank in the basement.