Solar Hot Water
Solar hot water heaters are so energy friendly that they could potentially save the United States millions of barrels of oil every year. They not only help save the planet by greatly reducing the energy we use but they save you money. That’s why there has never been a better time to switch.
There are two main types of solar hot water systems, Active and Passive.
Active Solar Technology uses some electrical or fuel-driven mechanical equipment in order to perform some of its necessary functions. Some examples would include systems which use:
- Electrical pumps to move heated water
- Motors to allow photovoltaic arrays to track the sun’s movement throughout the day in order to maximize the amount of solar energy being captured
- Grid-tied solar electrical systems which rely on electricity as a backup source
Passive Solar Technology does not use any additional mechanical or electrical devices to deliver heat or electrical energy. Solar water heating is traditionally a passive solar application and has the potential to provide enough hot water for all home washing and bathing needs. Most often, a passive solar hot water system includes a collector tank located on a south or west facing wall or roof, and a plumbing system that delivers the water to different parts of the home using gravity.
If you would like to learn more about Geothermal Heating and Cooling and/or about Solar Hot Water Systems
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