29 Oct '12, 9pm

Most efficient way to supplement existing solar batch heater in winter? #green

I'm a tenant in a yurt in east San Diego county CA, at around 4000 ft. of elevation. Right now, the only hot water comes from a solar batch heater, which completely meets my needs April-October, and intermittently on clear days throughout the winter months. However, the landlord has agreed to install something to provide consistent hot water to the one indoor sink and the outdoor shower. Now, my hot water needs are extremely modest--the occasional sinkful of dishes, and a few showers a week. I'm definitely capable of waiting a couple days for the weather to clear for a hot shower. The batch heater works so well in our climate that I'd want to plumb it inline with whatever we install so we're still using it as much as possible. The supplemental heater would really only be used for dishes in the evening, and showers during long stretches of cold, overcast days. Energy option...

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