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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...

By: latitudesolar | September 10, 2018

The solar collector acts as an engine of any solar water heater. A solar vacuum tube is the most efficient solar power production system; but was more costly than flat panel system. With the immense popularity of solar energy and modern manufacturing techniques, the solar vacuum tubes cost less while ensuring the greatest return on the investment.

Working principle of SunRain solar vacuum tube collector

The working principle of solar vacuum tube is simple. It works same like a coffee thermos. A solar tube comprises of two layers of glass with vacuum in between the layers. The outermost layer of the solar tube is actually the Borosilicate glass that has very iron content and allows around 98% energy to pass through. In fact the innermost laye...

By: latitudesolar | June 02, 2018

Evacuated Solar vacuum tubes are the essential parts for every solar collector, used for the functional absorption and conversion of sunlight into utilizable energy. Mostly the evacuated Solar vacuum tube is consists of two glass tubes merged at both ends. The gap between them consists of a solar absorbing coating over the inner tube. The evacuated layer provides an exceptional insulation that facilitates in preserve over 92% of the solar energy. To mention few design features of solar vacuum tube responsible for an effective solar water heater as follows.

Best quality glass material

each one of the evacuated solar vacuum tubes is prepared with tough and transparent Borosilicate glass, The thickened glass partition offer excellent durabilit...

By: latitudesolar | April 30, 2018

The solar evacuated tube collectors are designed with individual round tubes to capture and convert the maximum amount of sun rays into heat energy for the solar heating system.  They are also perfect for a variety of applications such as solar hot water heating, solar space heating or solar pool heating in ice-cold climates. The solar evacuated tubes function in a closed loop, open loop, and drain back solar systems, efficiently even at a temperature as low as -40 degrees C when flat plate collectors may fail to perform. Additionally, there is little chance for weight or roof structural issues with the solar vacuum tubes as they are not required to be filled with large quantities of water. Even if some of the solar evacuated tubes br...