Solar hot water systems are most commonly used to heat water for basic household needs.
The basic principles of solar thermal are easy to grasp: Unroll a garden hose and lay it out in the sun. After a while the water in the hose will get hot.
Thermal collectors work on the same principle, only much more efficiently. A mixture of glycol and water is heated within a closed circuit to a temperature of up to 430 degrees Fahrenheit and pumped into a heat exchanger to transfer the heat without mixing fluids. This heat is then "stored" in a hot water tank.
Heat will still be generated even when the sun is obscured by clouds. Even on cloudy days, thermal systems work with a large percentage of their capacity through the diffused light they receive.
Solar hot water systems produce clean, non-polluting energy. A single hot water system can offset the equivalent of approximately 40% of the carbon dioxide emissions of a modern passenger car. They are safe for our environment, safe for plants and animals, and safe for all of us.
Independent Power Corporation will properly install a system that will require little maintenance and has an expected life of more than 20 years. Potential annual savings of 80% of your hot water costs make solar hot water systems a wise investment.
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