Balance of System
Everything else from the
Owners Manual to
tie-wraps and concrete and
those little warning labels
Without getting into too much detail here
The BOS varies from install to install, but includes many common
elements. The most noticeable is the galvanized steel
"bleacher" that supports and aims the collector panels.
It's a bolted and/or welded structure that we align with the polar
axis. That's the true N/S direction not necessarily magnetic
Next in scale & scope is probably the piping that brings the
working fluid to/from the panels and the main unit enclosure.
You'll notice that the hot pipe is very well insulated. That's for
safety and efficiency reasons. We go to great lengths to make sure
the pipes are as short as possible. (That's actually funny, isn't it?)
What else goes into the BOS?
After all the structural pieces are laid out and assembled, then
comes all the pieces-parts, like sensors, valves, fittings, clamps,
hangers, mounts, pads, shims, nuts, bolts, washers, etc. And
finally all the labels, signage, warnings, shields, barriers, fencing,
alarms, locks and lockouts needed to make sure the installation is
correct, compliant and safe.
Is there anything else not in the BOS?
There is a final thing that we retain. That is the knowledge,
skill, and experience to install, commission, and monitor your
system. It may be your system, but it's still our baby. We
will do everything necessary to assure the installation is 100%
perfect. And there are several good reasons.
- You are the customer, your satisfaction is crucial for our future
- You paid good money for a system that operates at peak efficiency.
- No benefit from trips to your site to fix what should've been done
- Peace of mind; if you're constantly thinking about it, we've