Solar hot water systems harness the sun’s energy to heat your water. There are two basic types of solar collectors - A flat panel system or an evacuated tube system. Your solar system will still produce hot water on overcast days. These two systems will either boost power with an electric element inside the tank, or a separate gas continuous flow system which operates if the temperature of the water in the tank is too low.
There are advantages to evacuated tube systems such as the Thermann Evacuated Tube Solar system which offers excellent efficiency and long life. Each tube is like a little greenhouse that traps sunlight inside which is used to heat water.
Because the tubes are round, they efficiently collect heat wherever the sun is in the sky. This is called ‘active tracking’, and ensures you have hot water all day long. In times of high sun exposure, 100% of the water within the system is heated by the solar energy, so you are using almost no mains power.
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For additional information on how Thermann evacuated solar systems work, head to: www.thermann.com.au