Problems of Solar Water Heaters

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A Solar Water Heater is a device which provides hot water for any purpose using Sun’s thermal energy for heating the water. It is generally installed at the terrace or at any place where sunlight is available. The water gets heated during day time and is stored in an insulated storage tank for use when required including mornings. Solar water for domestic purpose are very popular as they suffice the need of hot water for bathing, washing, cleaning etc., particularly on cold days.

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What Happens on a Cloudy Day?

Since solar energy systems require sunlight, the bulk of production will take place under sunny conditions only. Output is directly proportional to the amount of infrared sunlight available at any given moment. A system can generate 50-70% of its typical output under bright overcast conditions. When rain or excessive days of cloudy conditions exist, the use of auxiliary backup where conventional energy will be needed.

What If There is Hard Water?

In ETC type Solar Water Heater

Due to the smoothness of the glass tube, the surface is not easily susceptible to scaling. Also, the large diameter of the tubes ensures that minor scaling does not impede the efficiency of the system.

Also Read: Solar Water Heaters All the Basic Things You Need to Know!

Heavy scaling of the copper / aluminium tubes which cannot be cleaned manually as the bore dia is 12.50 mm giving rise to substantial loss in efficiency of the system

Why Happens While Working With High-Pressure Bath Fittings Such as Rain Showers, Jacuzzis or Body Jets

Most of the manufacturers offer pressurised systems available to cater to high pressure bath fittings.

Integrating the Heater With Current Plumbing System Without Any Breakage

Most of the system available in the market are very easy to install and integrate with all kinds of existing plumbing systems without any breakage to existing plumbing. Manufacturer installation experts will visit your site and provide you with a detailed plan on how the system can meet your requirements.

Are Additional Geysers Required After Installation of Solar Water Heating System?

Most of the Solar Water Heating System have inbuilt option of electrical back-up, and so no extra geysers are required in the bathrooms.

Source: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Also Read: Explained Solar Water Heater Benefits, Savings & Payback Time

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