Solar Water Heating Systems Give You Control over Energy Costs
Solar Water Heating give you Years of savings and Years of Work
Solar hot water heating systems also known as solar domestic hot water systems (SDHWS) and solar thermal hot water systems are a phenomenal money saving addition to any commercial building. Electricity costs for heating hot water in commercial buildings can be very costly. In the hotel business for instance, as much as 42% of energy consumption is from producing hot water. Percentages are similar with other high volume users of hot water including commercial laundries, restaurants, condominiums, apartment complexes, hospitals and medical facilities. Solar hot water is a reliable and environmentally friendly way of reducing hot water costs. Installing a solar water heating system can save between 40-80% of the cost of heating your buildings water. Solar hot water systems are extremely reliable, require little to no maintenance and can last 30 or more years.
Faster Payback and Eligible for Tax Credits
Solar hot water systems have a very quick payback in commercial applications and qualify for a 30% Federal Tax Credit or Grant. Solar thermal systems work in conjunction with an existing electric or gas hot water system and the ration of solar hot water supply to electric supply will vary depending on the type of system and accessibility of solar surface space.
For Commercial Solar Superior Solar is the Only Choice
Superior Solar uses the best available products and best-in-class components to produce a solar hot water system that operates at peak performance levels, returning your investment faster than our competitors systems. Systems that have design flaws or use lesser quality components could be sacrificing performance and long term durability. From product, to component parts, to design to installation, to service there is no solar company that pays attention to detail the way Superior Solar does.
Another solar application for heating water or other fluids that requires less initial investment than a complete solar hot water system or a PV system, has an extremely fast payback and will substantially reduce your energy use is a solar water preheating system available through Superior Solar.
How They Work
Solar Hot Water Systems operate differently from photovoltaic (PV) systems. Solar thermal systems run water or fluid through their system. The solar panels are heated and the water running through them gets heated. The heated water is ready for use. In the case of fluid systems the heated fluid is used to heat water. . For more detail please see Understanding Solar. There are two types of solar thermal systems;
- Active System- An active solar hot water system means there is a pump that circulates water through the system. Active hot water systems will reduce water heating costs by up to 90%.
- Passive System- The passive solar hot water heating system does not use a pump and instead relies on convection to move water through the system. These systems can supply homes with 80-90% of their hot water use. They have the fastest payback of solar thermal systems, usually 3-5 years and are less expensive to install than active systems. While they are not usually as efficient as active systems, they can be more reliable and last longer. They will not reduce water heating costs as much as active systems, but they will reduce water heating by up to 75%.
For more detailed information on the different types of Solar Thermal Systems please read more.