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About: Solar Water Heaters by nataliemikosz
September 3, 2008, 3:39 pm
Filed under: Technology | Tags: ,

Solar hot water is water heated by the use of solar energy. Solar heating systems are generally composed of solar thermal collectors, a fluid system to move the heat from the collector to its point of usage. The system may use electricity for pumping the fluid, and have a reservoir or tank for heat storage and subsequent use. The systems may be used to heat water for a wide variety of uses, including home, business and industrial uses. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_hot_water_heater)

In many climates, a solar heating system can provide up to 85% of domestic hot water energy. Typically, a solar heating system will supplement a standard hot water heating system, or ‘point of use’ system, which act as back-ups. Solar heating systems are becoming more widely used, and therefore, are lowering in their initial cost.

Solar Direct has a system consisting of “skylight” looking flat-plate collectors and a typical hot water tank that runs roughly $2500 for a project of our size.

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Interesting Read! Very detailed blog.
Thanks for sharing

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