Sample Essay on Proposal for Installation of a Hot Water, Solar System

Letter of transmittal

1731 Charleston

Church Street, SC134225

April 28, 2015

Celeste Drury


4566 MT Pleasant

Charleston, SC 5627

Dear Mrs. Celeste Drury

I take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in green energy company. From the meeting that we had, I understood that you have a deep interest in having a hot water solar system in your home. This is a wise idea and I can attest that it will provide you with immense benefits. This proposal will help you in your decision making process. We have provided a detailed plan that is inclusive of the project specifics, a detailed budget and timeline. We hope that this proposal will answer any questions that you may have now concerning the installations.

Yours sincerely

Smith Clan

Table of contents

Executive summary. 5

Introduction. 6

Purpose/Significance. 6

Scope. 8

Sources-methods. 8

Proposed Program.. 8

Proposed plan. 9

The water heater, solar system.. 9

Installations. 10

Benefits. 10

Fig 3. 11

Staffing. 11

Budget 12

Timelines. 12

Conclusions. 13

List of illustrations. 13

Fig 1. 6

Fig 2. 7

Fig 3. 10

Executive summary

The following proposal gives a breakdown of the purpose, installations and the benefits of a hot water, solar system in your home that is located in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina. In addition to this, this proposal provides timely budget and timeline. Green energy is owned and operated by Smith Clan.  The company has a seventeen year experience in the installation of hot water solar systems in Carolina. The installation of the hot water, solar system will commence on 1 May and ends on ninth May.

Proposal for installation of hot water solar systems     


Since the beginning of time, the sun has been the source of energy and life on earth (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013).  The sun is a huge nuclear reactor at six, 60000C; this heat is used for providing the planet with heat and light. Today, the solar energy can be used in the provision of the cost effective solutions to fight the issue of climate change and change the dependency on the expensive and the polluting fuels in our world today (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013). The solar heater is one of the most efficient and reliable technology in the world today, it has the potential to convert the sunlight into heat in order to produce your hot water. In Charleston, South Carolina, a solar water heater can reduce the energy bill for the production of hot water by 50% (Shukla, Sumathy, Erickson, & Gong, 2013). The installations of the solar water heater can be a very expensive activity and many companies charge large amounts of money, but at clean energy, we care about of consumers and their efforts in trying to use clean energy and that is why we are dedicated to offer the best professionals to install solar water heaters in South Carolina.


With the high cost of energy, it is advisable to look for ways that will assist in reducing energy consumption (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013). South Carolina is generally warm throughout the year and it is only good for the homeowners in the state to take advantage of the free energy that is provided by the sun (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013). The solar domestic hot water systems can be one of the most effective ways that can be used for generating hot water for the home (Taheri, Behrooz, & Alimardini, 2013). One good thing about the systems is that they can be used in any climate because the sunshine is free. By installing the solar water heater systems at your home, you will be able to cut the electricity bill significantly; the family will also be able to enjoy cold showers throughout without caring much about the bill (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013). Bathing with hot water all year around and saving money are some of the greatest advantages for the system (US Department of Energy, 2014).

Fig 1:

The figure details a rough sketch of an active solar system of green energy company. Green energy can plan and strategically execute the installation of the system at your home. As a company, we use the latest and high quality materials in the installation.


As a company, our desire is to provide your home with solar water heater systems for reducing the overall electric usage at your home. This will result in significant savings on the monthly electric bill (Jaisankar, Ananth, Thulasi, Jayasuthakar, & Sheeba, 2011). The heater systems will ensure that you have a hot bath every day.


This proposal is based on several trusted sources. In all cases, we depend on the knowledge that we have, concerning the heater systems, we have been in the industry for long and we have gained immense knowledge concerning the solar power systems. The Operations of our company began seventeen years ago. Our trusted material for referencing is energy. Gov website, this together with our team of highly qualified professionals can install the solar systems in a way that you desire (US Department of Energy, 2014). We always make sure that the installed system caters for all your needs and cut down the electric bill significantly

Proposed Program

The proposal is an agreement between Green Energy and Celeste Drury. Celeste Drury is the homeowner of the property that is located at 356, Mt Pleasant, Charleston, SC. This proposal will assist in taking a first set up in establishing a hot water solar system at Celeste’s home.

Fig 2

Proposed plan

The water heater, solar system

Following Celeste’s request, we are going to install a direct pumped system at her home. The system will be installed on her house roof and storage tank will be located within the building. In the system, a pump will be used to circulate water installed tank to the collector and then back again (Zeghib & Chacker, 2011). The heat of the sun will be directed to the potable water that circulates in the collector and storage tank (Cook, 1978).

The system will be fitted with a differential controller that will be used for sending the temperature differences between the water that is leaving from a collector and coldest water that is in the storage tanker (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013). It the water in installed collector is 15-20oF, warmer compared to water in storage tank, the pump will be automatically be switched on by the installed controller (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013). If the temperature difference goes down to about 3-50F the pump will be off. Through this way, the water will acquire heat from collector when pump is in operation (Shukla, Sumathy, Erickson, & Gong, 2013).

The flush protection valve that is installed near the collector will be adequate for the provision of the freeze protection (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013). When the temperature is almost at freezing point, this valve will always open so that the warm water can flow inside the collector which has a manual provision that allows draining (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013). Automatic recirculation can be utilized for the purpose of freezing protection. If water in collector is almost at freezing point, the controller automatically turns the pump on; this will warm the collector with the water from the storage tank (US Department of Energy, 2014).


We will follow a guideline of around 20 square feet of the collector area for each of the first two family members. For every additional person we will add 8 square feet (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013). Since the family is made up of three people, a small 50-60 gallon storage tank will be sufficient. To stop overheating in the active systems, the size of the solar storage tank will increase with the size of the collector (Shukla, Sumathy, Erickson, & Gong, 2013).


The solar water heater will offer long term benefits that will go beyond the economics (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013). In addition to having free water at the home after the system has paid for itself by reducing the utility bills, the homeowner could be cushioned from the future fuel shortage and the price increase. The solar water heater will reduce the dependence on electricity (Shukla, Sumathy, Erickson, & Gong, 2013). Adding the water heater to the home will raise the resale value of the home, the homeowners may be able to recoup their entire investments that they sell their home (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013).

The solar water heater heats the same amount of water for a fraction of the costs (Jaisankar, Ananth, Thulasi, Jayasuthakar, & Sheeba, 2011). The solar water heater system is more economical over the lifetime of the system than heating water by using electricity. Fig 2 displays how water heating has an impact on the average home in South Carolina (Islam, Raisul, & Khan, 2013). Heating water accounts for 50% of the monthly electric bill, therefore, it is vital for you to try and reduce these costs as much as possible (Jaisankar, Ananth, Thulasi, Jayasuthakar, & Sheeba, 2011).

Fig 3


The staff for this type of installations will require three members. All project members have received certification from the green energy company. Company staff has following qualifications.

  1. A minimum of four years experience
  2. Thorough training by green energy company
  3. Background and immense knowledge of solar installations

Before the staff engages in each step, I will check completion to ensure that there are best services and that the installations have been done in the correct manner.


Green energy has come up with a developed and a detailed budget for the specific home installations. The total amount that is budgeted for this project is $6000.

Item Cost in dollars Quantity Total
Collector 1000 1 1000
Solar panels 2000 1 2000
Tank 1000 1 1000
Valves 100 5 500
Pipes 700 1 700
Labor 1000 3 3000
Total     8200



In this project the solar water heater system company; green energy has come up with a timeline that outlines the process of the completed work in the nine day span of the solar installations.

Days Activity
May 1 Site assessor Visits the home and determine the effectiveness of solar energy in the home
May 2 Bring in all the needed tools
May3 Prepare location
May 4 Installation of the tanks
May 5 Installations of the solar water systems
May 6 Installations of the solar water systems
May 7 Water will be allowed to flow in system
May 8 Observe if the system is working well
May 9 Determine if the system is efficient.


Installing a solar water heater system in the home is one of the long lasting investments that you can make. With the ability to give high quality services, green energy can give you the services that you need. Upon request, we can be able to make professional references. It is within our hope that this proposal will provide insights that will help you in making this wise move. If you would like to go on with the project at any time, we will kindly request that you make a deposit equal to 40% of the estimated costs. For any questions regarding the project, do not hesitate to contact me.


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