3 Things you should know when Looking at Solar Water Heating

1 Posts
Nov 18, 2008 03:47 am
3 Things you should know when Looking at Solar Water Heating

The advancement in solar thermal heating has resulted in cost effective solar heaters that are almost 94% efficient. This has caused new applications such as solar hot tub heating and much more cost effective hot water heating systems for both pools and homes. Soar Thermal Heating systems compared to Solar Photo Voltiac, are nearly 500% more efficient. As an example the most efficient PV system on the market is only about 16% and cost per Kw is nearly double that of solar thermal.

When looking at solar water heating for pools or spas you should consider the following 3 topics before you make your solar investment:

   1. Open Loop or Closed Loop solar system
   2. Control valve to shut off solar system at night
   3. Location Location Location of solar collectors

Here is a link that might be useful: solar heat information
19 Posts
Nov 21, 2008 01:03 pm
Re: 3 Things you should know when Looking at Solar Water Heating

Avenir Jim---

Yea! Someone standing up for solar thermal! (Not that anyone here disses it, of course!)

For homeowners and others considering renewable energy systems, solar thermal offers a less expensive buy-in than PV, as well as greater efficiency (and generally faster payback).

May I humbly suggest my own webinars on the subjects of solar water heating and air heating:


Solar thermal rocks!

220 Posts
Nov 23, 2008 01:13 pm
Re: 3 Things you should know when Looking at Solar Water Heating

 mr. jim

 i looked at your link and ended up at a "clean" coal site?
i like to check out the links provided by the community- sometimes they are interesting, educational or amusing. did i miss something there?

best regards

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