When would I need to isolate my system?
1) When temperatures are to drop below freezing.
2) If you have a leak.
How to isolate the system - -
1) If you have an auto controller, turn it OFF.
2) Turn your pool pump off.
3) Wait 2 hours. This will allow the water to completely drain from your panels.
4) After the 2 hours, turn your 2 way Isolation Valve to off. This will not allow any more water to go up to your roof panels.
5) Now you may turn your pool pump on.
6) If you had a leak, now you can call the office for service - 813-406-6501.
If the water is trapped in the solar collectors, there is potential for the water to boil or freeze which can cause leaks to develop and invalidate your warranty.
Can Homeowners Associations Deny Permission to Install Solar?
No! Florida Statutes prohibit homeowners associations from preventing homeowners from installing solar energy products on their homes. This includes solar electric, solar thermal, and passive solar devices used to save energy. Coast to Coast Solar can help you with educating your association if they deny you the right to install solar energy products.
More information is available from the Florida Solar Energy Center here.
Having trouble with your Homeowner Association and approval for solar energy?
The legislative intent in enacting these provisions is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare by encouraging the development and use of renewable resources in order to conserve and protect the value of land, buildings, and resources by preventing the adoption of measures which will have the ultimate effect, however unintended, of driving the costs of owning and operating commercial or residential property beyond the capacity of private owners to maintain. This section shall not apply to patio railings in condominiums, cooperatives, or apartments.
Energy devices based on renewable resources?
Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter or other provision of general or special law, the adoption of an ordinance by a governing body, as those terms are defined in this chapter, which prohibits or has the effect of prohibiting the installation of solar collectors, clotheslines, or other energy devices based on renewable resources is expressly prohibited.