Finding the perfect solar power solution for your home or your business can really be a daunting task. So here’s a brief explanation of another solar technology, Solar Thermal System, that you can compare with Solar PV System to figure out which works best for your particular energy needs.
Solar Thermal System – Your Complementary Solar Choice
Instead of generating electricity, Solar Thermal Systems are using the sun’s energy to heat water. It usually provides your home or your business the following benefits:
- Reduced utility bills
- Reduced carbon footprints
- Compliance with sustainability mandates (for businesses or commercial spaces)
- Offset gas usage to heat or cool (depending on your specific solar thermal system) a home
What You Can Expect?
Solar thermal system uses collectors (solar panels) to collect sun’s heat to be used to heat up water in a hot water cylinder. There are different types solar thermal systems which are:
- flat-plate collectors (cab be integrated into the roof or on the roof tiles)
- evacuated tubes
Solar thermal systems can greatly contribute in heating up your own or bring more value to your business. You may also expect a very low maintenance and most systems come in a 5-year to 10 years warranty.
Figuring out if Solar Thermal System is right for you is somehow difficult as there are various factors to be considered such as your place, available space, and compatibility. For this reason, search for accredited and professional installer to help you assess your home or your particular place to be able to have the best and perfect setup that meets your needs.