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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 | February 10, 2018

Solar water heating systems are also known as solar domestic hot water systems. They can be the affordable way to generate hot water for your home. Solar water heaters are used in any climate, and the fuel they use – sunshine is free of cost.


How Solar Water Heating Systems Work?


Solar water heating systems comprise of solar collectors and solar water tanks for storage. However, there are two types of solar water heating systems – active, which have circulating pumps and controls, and passive – which don’t have.


Buderus Solar Water Heating tank

Active Solar Water Heating Systems –


There are two types of active solar water heating systems: direct circulation systems and indirect circulation systems.


Direct Circulation Systems – In the direct circulation systems, pumps cir...

By: latitudesolar | January 03, 2018

If you’re searching for a productive way of decreasing your monthly power bill you might want to consider a DIY solar water heater. And without any second thought, a solar water heating system is certainly the most affordable way of lowering your utility bill.


Most homes in Northern America use energy worth of $1,200 per year, which entails that there’s definitely something need to be done to reduce the fiscal burden. Almost 18 percent of the power you employ us devoted towards the heating water, which entails that fitting a DIY solar water heater could save you something significant.


However, there are quite a few things you need to consider in order to improve the performance of your DIY solar water heater. Let’s find out what are they:


The ...

By: latitudesolar | November 28, 2017

Solar vacuum tube collectors are one of the latest solar hot water technologies that are believed to be a simple and efficient form of heat source. Compared to the conventional, the solar evacuated tube collector has become more and more popular, as it reduces the supply costs, delivers high performance, good for commercial applications and proves to be reliable in cold climates too. Solar evacuated or solar vacuum tube collector offers the optimum mix or thermal performance, assures quality and proves to be cost-effective, this makes it superior.


Here are some of the best reasons to buy a well-built and top quality solar vacuum tube collector:


 1. Deliver High Performance:


Solar evacuated or solar vacuum tube collector performs better...

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