Using the sun’s heat as your primary source of hot water.
Solar water heating systems use the sun’s thermal energy to heat the water your home uses. Unlike more complicated and expensive photovoltaic (PV) systems, which convert the sun’s energy to electricity, solar water heaters use sunlight more efficiently but cost substantially less. Our solar water heating systems can convert over 80 percent of the sun’s energy into heat, while high-end photovoltaic systems top out at around 20 percent efficiency.
A solar water heater can be your primary source of hot water. When the sun is shining, the heat energy is absorbed by roof-mounted solar collectors and transferred to a heat exchanger that then passes the heat along to the water in your storage tank. This process continues as long as the sun is shining or until the temperature in the solar storage tanks reaches its maximum temperature set point.
Our solar water heating systems are extremely reliable and will typically generate from 70 to 80 percent of your annual household water heating needs, depending on where you live. Your remaining hot water needs can be supplied by a suitable auxiliary power source like electricity or natural gas.