Solar Hot Water
- Make the most of our natural heat source
- Reduce or eliminate your hot water cost
- Reduce your environmental impact
Solar hot water technology comes in 3 forms, flat plate, evacuated tube and heat pump technology.
Flat Plate Solar Hot Water
The flat plate solar hot water is the traditional solar hot water option. It works with copper pipes in a glass covered collector which captures the heat from the sun. This is then connected to a water storage tank which is either ground mounted or roof top mounted.
This technology is available in the standard system, and as a split system.
Evacuated Tube Solar Hot Water
This option is largely becoming popular due to its tubular design which helps capture the suns heat from wider angles more efficiently than the flat plate system. These evacuated tubes act like double glazed windows capturing and trapping high temperatures into a liquid within a copper tube. Your water is pumped to your solar panel where it passes the very hot liquid and then travels back to your hot water storage tank.
Heat Pump Solar Hot Water
A Heat Pump Solar Hot Water doesn’t actually need solar panels. It works by collecting heat from air, water or ground but the most common is air-sourced. This is the same way a Heat Pump collects heat, using refrigerant gas and compression. Along with Heat Pumps for heating your home, this system works very well in the cooler climates as it can still collect heat well into minus temperatures. See How a Heat Pump Works to understand how it steals heat from even sub zero temperatures.
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