11 Benefits of Solar Heating

Posted by HTP on Mar 18, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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  1. Solar thermal collectors can be used to produce domestic hot water for both residential and commercial needs.
  2. Solar thermal collectors are 30% – 70% efficient in converting the sun’s energy into usable heat vs. solar electric or P.V. panels which are 10% – 15% efficient in converting the sun’s energy into usable electricity.
  3. Solar thermal water heaters are capable of providing up to 70% or more of annual hot water used.
  4. Solar Skies' thermal collectors produce approximately 1,000 BTUS per sq. ft. per day. One Solar Skies SS-40 Series solar thermal collector can produce 40,000 BTUS’ daily.
  5. 1 sq. ft. of solar thermal collector can produce up to 1 1/2 gallons of hot water per day. So a 4’ x 10’ (Solar Skies SS-40) solar thermal collector can produce 40  – 60 gallons of 120° water per day in MN.
  6. Solar thermal collectors must face south. Within 30° East or West of due South is acceptable.
  7. Solar thermal collectors should be tilted equal to the latitude of the location they are installed in for best year-round performance.
  8. Solar thermal collectors can be mounted on a roof, a building’s side wall, or on the ground away from the building.
  9. Snow or morning frost will accumulate on the collector but will melt off as soon as the sun comes out.
  10. The tempered glass used to manufacture the Solar Skies Collectors are not as fragile as they might seem. It has been tested and SRCC approved for 350 PSI.
  11. The life span of a solar thermal collector is 30+ years with minimal to no maintenance.

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Topics: Solar Water Heating

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