Solar Water Heating
Solar Heating Devices absorb the sun's radiation with specially-coated absorbers to heat air or water. Solar water heaters work well in a commercial environment such as well as in single family homes.
Solar water heating systems work by using panels which absorb the sun's radiation to heat air or water. This type of heating system often acts as a back up your to your existing heater, in turn reducing your energy costs.
Two examples of commercial industries using Solar Water Heating include
Residential uses include:
Solar Space Heating
PASSIVE SOLAR SYSTEM
A passive solar space heating system takes advantage of the suns warmth through design features that capture and store the suns warmth. Large south-facing windows and materials in the floors or walls that absorb warmth during the day and release that warmth at night when it is needed most are two great examples. Your costs will vary depending on the system you choose.
ACTIVE SOLAR SYSTEM
An active solar space-heating systems uses collectors to collect and absorb solar radiation in unison with electric fans or pumps which transfer and distribute the solar heat. in most cases active systems have an energy-storage system to provide heat when the sun is not shining.
For more information on the basics of Solar heating read Solar Heating and You published by the EERE
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