People usually rely on solar energy to help power buildings, but many people have given up the idea of using solar water heaters to provide hot water for businesses. These very simple units are cost-effective to install and are a great way to help reduce energy costs. The availability of hot water can become a problem, especially on cloudy days or at night. Next, let's check the working principle of solar water heaters and how they work with little or no sunlight.
How do solar hot water heating systems work?
Solar water heating systems use solar panels (called collectors) installed on the roof. They collect heat from the sun and use it to heat the water stored in the hot water tank.
Does Solar Water Heater Work At Night?
Most solar water heaters have a backup unit. Usually, this is an electric or gas traditional water heater. The purpose of standby equipment is not to produce hot water, but to simply supplement the amount of hot water.
Only when the solar energy collected on the day is insufficient or the water in the solar tank is not hot enough, the spare hot water tank will be opened. Sometimes, in the evening, the standby equipment is temporarily turned on to provide hot water. It is important to remember that the standby unit is only used to supplement heat, so the energy cost of the standby unit is minimal.
What Are the Benefits Of Solar Water Heater?
Switching to solar water heaters will ultimately reduce your electricity bills. The personal benefits of each commercial building will vary according to the needs of the occupants. Generally, about 1/3 of all electricity consumption is dedicated to the production of hot water. Depending on the type of facility you use, your building can easily use hundreds of gallons of hot water per day, or even more. In a year's time, this is a lot of money spent on hot water. The use of solar water heaters reduces monthly consumption, thereby reducing electricity bills. Using the earth's natural resources is not only a good way to make environmental decisions, but it can also save money.
Using the earth's natural resources is not only a good way to make environmental decisions, but it can also save money. At Sunflower, we care about the environment and implement renewable energy as much as possible in our commercial building projects. If you have questions about renewable energy, or want to learn more about including renewable energy, please contact us immediately!