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    Why are we hosting a Solar Hot Water forum?

    At The Small Solar Company we get thousands of phone calls and emails every year from all over the world. Unfortunately, we don't have enough staff or time to answer all the enquiries.

    We have created this forum because we realise that there are many people around the world who share our passion for renewable energy and reducing their carbon footprint but do require some help at times or want to share their expertise. We would like to thank you in advance for your own efforts in maintaining your own equipment or helping others.

    We want to stress that the views are not necessarily representative of those of The Small Solar Company.

    We understand that this forum will be used by some of our former, current or future customers, but there is no intention to promote our business directly.

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