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Solar Hot WaterAside from cost and greenhouse gas emissions savings, the beauty of a solar hot water system is its relative simplicity and durability!

There are two types of collectors used in a solar hot water service:

 

Flat Plate Solar Collectors

Flat plate collectors work on copper pipes running through a glass covered collector, often connected to a water storage tank on the roof. The hot water can then thermo-siphon itself in and out of the tank, thus heating the water.


Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors

Evacuated tubes use a glass tube with a vacuum inside and copper pipes running through the centre. The copper pipes are all connected to a common manifold which is then connected to a slow flow circulation pump that pumps water to a storage tank below, thus heating the hot water during the day. The hot water can be used at night or the next day due to the insulation of the tank.

The evacuation tube systems are superior as they can extract the heat out of the air on a humid day and don't need direct sunlight. Due to the vacuum inside the glass tube, the total efficiency in all areas is higher and there's better performance when the sun is not at an optimum angle - such as when it's early in the morning or in the late afternoon.


Evacuated Tube v Flat Panel - Which Is More Efficient?

The short answer is evacuated tube - it's not only more efficient, but also more durable and cheaper to repair should there be accidental damage.
Boosting using a tankless gas water heater is the most efficient boosting method as boosting only occurs when hot water is used. With an electric system, the tank is heated as soon as the internal temperature drops.


Hot Water & Household Energy Usage

Electric and gas hot water systems account for approximately 20% of a household's greenhouse gas emissions. Aside from Energy Matters' discounted prices on solar hot water equipment and generous government rebates, by installing a solar water system you will reduce these emissions and also save up to 75% of your water heating costs!

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