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By: latitudesolar | February 04, 2019

A solar tank is an essential part of your solar water heating system. The type and size of solar water tanks you require are often a poorly understood part of a system. Basically, there are so many variables to it.


multiple pressurised solar tanks

What are solar hot water tanks?


Solar hot water tanks are simply like the battery for electricity except it stores heat in the form of hot water. Generally, tanks are used for heat storage in the form of hot water. The solar tanks are mainly divided into two different categories like pressurized and unpressurized tanks.


Understanding Pressurized Solar Tanks


Pressurized solar tanks are just like the standard tanks that you have in your mechanical rooms. They are heavy and perfectly designed to store pressurized water for your hou...

By: latitudesolar | January 04, 2019

When it comes to heating swimming pools, it costs a lot of money. But using evacuated tube solar collectors will save you around $1000 in a year on the pool heating costs. They will be ideal, especially if you want to heat the pool during spring, fall or winter. No matter what, these pool heating systems can pay you back within a couple of pool seasons relying on your local fuel costs.


More often, pool owners get confused the evacuated tube solar collectors with unglazed solar pool heaters. In reality, the evacuated tube pool heaters produce huge amounts of heat than the unglazed heaters.


In fact, unglazed pool heaters are made of rubber type materials and only work when the ambient temperature is much warmer than the swimming pool. After a...

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By: latitudesolar | December 05, 2018

Swimming pools cost you a lot of money for heating. Using evacuated tubes solar collectors will save you $1000 per year on the pool heating costs, especially if you want to heat the swimming pool in spring, fall or winter. These heating systems can pay you back with a couple of pool seasons depending upon your fuel prices.


Using a solar pool heater is the probably the ideal alternative to solar water heating. You never know payback be very quick. However, any hotel, residential pools or leisure center will get benefited from solar pool heaters.


Solar Incentives for Switching to Solar Pool Heating


Do you own a hotel or commercial pool? Using the swimming pool year round as an outdoor pool? If yes, you should look at solar pool heating now. ...

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By: latitudesolar | October 31, 2018

A solar water tank is an important part of solar water heating system. The type and size of solar hot water tanks you need is often overlooked part of the solar water heaters. Because, there are so many things you need to consider while buying solar water tanks.


What are solar hot water tanks?


The solar hot water tanks work like batteries for electricity and store heat in the form of hot water. Generally, a tank is used to store the heat in hot water. The solar tanks are mainly classified into two categories – pressurized and un-pressurized.


In fact, there is another storage option people can use for solar heat. It’s possible to connect the solar collectors directly to the heating supply that is present in-floor. This heating option can work i...

By: latitudesolar | September 18, 2018

Solar water heaters usually need minimal maintenance. However, it’s really important to check your solar water heater at least once a year to ensure all components are in top condition and to keep the system working effortlessly.


Some of the components in a solar water heating system that should be checked include:


Solar collectors –


The solar collectors should remain unshaded. It’s quite common for solar panels that were present under the full sunlight when they were installed in order to receive shading because of the tree growth. You may trim or remove vegetation, if needed.


Dust and dirt particles can impact on the collector performance. During dry and dusty weather, the panel may require cleaning periodically. However, snow and ice melt of...

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