Solar Collectors

Solar Hot Water Systems (otherwise known as Solar Thermal) use the sun’s energy to heat hot water through solar collection panels. 

Solar thermal can be used in both residential & commercial applications, storing water in hot water cylinders until required. This system does not create pollution or harmful emissions and is extremely economical. 

Energy from sunlight in the form of heat is transferred to a water/antifreeze solution is circulated through insulated pipes from the collector to the heat storage tank or vault. As this mixture is circulated around the solar storage tank it gives up it's heat to the supply of domestic hot water. On the return trip to the collector the water/antifreeze mix has been cooled by releasing its heat to the domestic hot water supply. 

The storage tank water is used to preheat water used for domestic hot water. If the temperature of storage tank water is heated sufficiently additional conventional heating would not be required. The temperature difference between the solar storage tank water and the desired water temperature would determine the amount of conventional energy required to heat your domestic hot water.

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