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  1. Hi there,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and saying hello (www.greenerme.wordpress.com). What a great blog you have! Nice to always meet another Australian Green blogger online.

    Hope you don’t mind but I have added you to my Australian Blogroll. Do you offer an option of subscribing to your new posts by email?

    Look forward to checking out your blog more.

    Sarhn 🙂

  2. Did you ever get your system? I built mine myself for a cost of about $350 (US). It supplies enough hot water for 2 short showers a day on most days (16 gallons)even in the winter.

    I’m sure you could do your own for less than you were quoted. There would be several options available to you depending on where your tank is situated in relation to your preferred panel location. I actually ended up using the same controller as for the fridge freezer project.

    • @Sir Sparks: I have a few good designs for DIY solar hot water systems, but unfortunately it’s not legal to connect them here in Australia. You have to use a certified hot water system, and it has to be installed by a licensed plumber. I’m planning to install an outdoor shower at some point, though, fed from our rainwater tanks – there’s no problem with DIY in that setup! Thanks for the link.

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