Flat Plate Solar Collector Rebuilding Workshop Saturday

BRIDGEWATER — Craig Cadieux has two-30 year old flat plate solar panels that have reached the end of their ''original life' and started to leak. He is going to rebuild them this Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

They were originally taken off of someone’s house who had them installed in the mid- 70’s.  Cadieux, with  the help of others in the Plymouth Area Energy Initiative, will be removing the guts of the collectors and using standard copper piping and metal roofing ...

BRIDGEWATER — Craig Cadieux has two-30 year old flat plate solar panels that have reached the end of their ''original life' and started to leak. He is going to rebuild them this Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

They were originally taken off of someone’s house who had them installed in the mid- 70’s.  Cadieux, with  the help of others in the Plymouth Area Energy Initiative, will be removing the guts of the collectors and using standard copper piping and metal roofing materials rebuild them. The panels are ground mounted so there is no roof climbing.

This is a hands-on, start from almost scratch project - not a replacement kit. Cadieux will be using raw materials that will be fabricated to make this work.

This event is open to PAREI members (and guests) who want to help or come over and observe for all or part of the day. Fresh brick oven pizza will be served at lunch. RSVP (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) encouraged but not required (helps a little with food and task planning).

Directions: Home of Craig Cadieux and Heather Huckins. 2 Woodside Drive, Bridgewater. Route 3a north or south to Whittemore Point Road – North. House is at the top of the hill on the right just as the road splits. “2” on the mail box. 254-8700