Why Should I Use an Infloor Solar Thermal System?
In today’s world we are now faced with energy uncertainty. Whether it be the threat of global warming, or our energy independence from foreign nations the United States is faced with many questions to answer on how we will produce energy in the future. Renewable energy seems to be the wave of the future.
Most of the focus on solar technology today is with photovoltaic cells, or turning the sun’s light directly into electricity. Photovoltaic cells are expensive to manufacture and are typically 8-10% efficient. Without government incentives, they typically take upwards of 30 years to recoup the initial investment in electrical savings. Incentives, both from electrical companies and the government are focused on this technology.
An alternative most people don’t consider is solar thermal, which heats water from the sun’s light. Every household uses hot water for bathing, laundry and washing dishes during every day life, and this is a significant energy draw. A typical Thermomax evacuated tube collector will average around 60% efficiency throughout the year, even taking cloudy days into consideration. It will produce around 70% of your hot water requirements throughout the year (more in the summer, and less in the winter).
InFloor will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision on utilizing solar thermal technology to supplement your energy usage. We have the resources and knowledge to assess your individual situation and assist you in best utilizing the sun’s energy. Whether you need a single collector for producing hot water, or an array for heating your house, we can help you. We offer complete systems custom designed for your application. We offer the best quality components.
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