Kaplan Thompson believes the sun offers the only means to heat water efficiently. The firm's preferred product to accomplish this task is the Apricus solar thermal system, which can be seen on the project shown above. The system includes evacuated tube collectors, an insulated solar storage tank, and closed circulating loops. Thompson describes Apricus as “consistently affordable, efficient, and trouble-free.” What's more, he adds, “the tubes are modular and easily replaceable if there were a problem.” Apricus Solar Co., 203.488.8215; www.apricus.com.


Kaplan Thompson Architects
phil kaplan, aia, leed ap, and jesse thompson, aia, leed ap
portland, maine