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Firewater Solutions heats up with Sun Bandit

Recently, Sun Bandit Solar Hybrid Energy Systems distributor, Firewater Solutions, LLC,  installed a unique, completely off-grid solar hot water system in Greeneville, Tennessee. This project is a perfect example of the power of Sun Bandit to harness FREE hot water from the sun free from the hassle of net metering.

The unique project featured 2-50 gallon Sun Bandit hot water tanks powered by 8 PV panels and 300 old, refurbished Edison batteries to take the system completely off-grid acting as backup.

The homeowner, who chooses to live entirely off-grid in eastern Tennessee, is very satisfied with his revolutionary Sun Bandit system. It has allowed him to maintain his off-grid status while having access to more than enough hot water.                                                         

But it was the Firewater solar installer, Ian Huddleston, who was the most impressed by the Sun Bandit system. Sun Bandit installs just like a traditional hot water heater and its unique design allows for additional renewable energy sources to serve as backup. This aspect allowed Huddleston to meet the off-grid needs of his homeowner.

The Zilla racking and mounting components included in the Sun Bandit kit also impressed Huddleston. Zilla products are lightweight and require minimal tools, which allow for easy and efficient installation. After using other, more complicated racking equipment, Huddleston proclaims he will never go back. “Zilla products are unbelievable,” says Huddleston. “You can tell [Zilla] products have been designed by someone who has been on the roof, completing installations.”

Once again, Sun Bandit has exceeded the expectations of both homeowner and solar installer!

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About Firewater Solutions, LLC

Firewater Solutions is a distributor and installer of Sun Bandit Solar Hybrid Energy Systems and is based in Greeneville, Tennessee.

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