Solar hot water panels are heating systems using solar energy, with a small solar collector sitting on top of the tank. A range of systems is available from varying price to offer heating solutions in many different climates and locations. SMRs are most commonly used for both residential and some commercial applications. They are also suitable for off the grid living and for running livestock and other small domestic businesses.

Solar Hot Water Systems

Solar hot water systems that use direct and indirect solar heat energy can be installed in any home or commercial building. Direct systems heat the water before it enters the house; while indirect systems pass the heat energy through the house to the water tank. This gives a greater opportunity to have higher temperatures and therefore lower costs.

The various components of direct and indirect solar hot water systems include the solar collector, heater, condenser, pump, antifreeze fluid, and storage tank. The components of an indirect system is the pump, condenser, evaporator, and the heater. Each of these components can be designed and installed in a variety of ways. A good contractor should be able to help you with the design and installation of each component. Contractors that specialize in solar hot water systems offer quality systems with good warranties.