Solar Thermal System

How does a "Solar Thermal System" work

Solar thermal technology uses the sun’s energy, rather than fossil fuels, to generate low-cost, environmentally friendly thermal energy. This energy is used to heat water. Solar thermal systems differ from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, which generate electricity rather than heat.

Positioning of Solar Water Storage Tank

The Compact or the Split solar thermal options essentially refer to where you want the storage tank for your collected water to be positioned. For this, there are two options:

  • If the tank is placed on the roof, the system utilises the rising of hot water to move the water through the panel without the need to rely on an external pump. This is called the compact system because the water tank and solar collector are put together closely.

  • By placing the tank at ground level the water must travel up to roof, which means that you will need an external pump to allow this happen, this is what is known as a split system.

What are the Benefits of a Solar Thermal System?

Energy Independence. Using solar can reduce your dependence upon the utility, as well as the fossil fuel companies that supply it. It helps reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign energy sources. Solar is as reliable as getting your energy from the utility, as well. As long as the sun is shining, you’ve got energy.

Environmental Impact. It is a fact that most of our energy comes from burning fossil fuels. This leads to a wide array of environmental problems and health effects around power plants. The use of nuclear energy and its long-lived, poisonous byproducts is an important issue to many.

Financial Benefits. When you choose to use solar to replace all or part of what you had been using the utility for, that comes with financial savings on your utility bill. Solar-electric, as popular as it is, does not have as high an energy and cash savings per amount spent as does solar water heating. It is easy to see 50% to 100% savings on your bill.

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