Solar heater- to build a smart home in a smart city

The concept of smart cities and smart homes has caught up recently. A smart city or home would be incomplete without it harnessing the benefit of Solar Energy. Solar products reduce our carbon footprint dramatically and work towards sustainable living for our future generations. So, the need of the hour is a Solar City or Solar Home.

Energy saving is a key aspect of a Smart Home. Solar water heating systems use the sun’s inexhaustible energy to heat water and stop the harmful emissions caused by conventional heating of water. Also, it saves electricity bills as solar water heaters reduce the need for conventional water heating by about two-thirds. Additionally, solar heaters pay for their installation within 5 years with electricity savings.

Component s of Solar water heating system

Solar water heating systems can be primarily divided into two components: a solar collector and an insulated storage tank. Both are connected to each other. The solar collector is usually a thin, black plate installed on a rooftop. Beneath this plate water runs through small tubes and is heated by the sun’s rays. The hot water then flows into the tank. The Hot water stored in the tank can be used for various purposes.

Types of solar water heaters

Flat Plate Collectors (FPC) 

Flat Plate Collectors consist of an insulated outer metallic box covered on the top with a glass sheet. The inside consists of blackened metallic absorber (selectively coated) sheets with built in channels or riser tubes to carry water. The absorber absorbs the solar radiation and transfers the heat to the flowing water.

Evacuated Tube Collectors (ETC)

Evacuated Tube Collectors are made of double layer borosilicate glass tubes evacuated for providing insulation. The outer wall of the inner tube is coated with selective absorbing material. It absorbs the sun’s radiation and transfers the heat to the water which flows through the inner tube.

Advantages of Solar Water Heaters

  • Reduces electricity bills; improves energy independence
  • Reduces emission of carbon-di-oxide
  • Cost effective for sunny & warm place like India with high insolation value
  • Relatively good payback period (average 5 years)
  • Low maintenance cost
  • Use of solar energy reduces our dependence on fossil fuels

Solar Water Heaters are easy to build and install, thus making them a popular choice in households and commercial establishments like hotels and swimming pools. Solar Water Heater is the most successful solar product as it does not need any solar panels and the payback period for Solar Heaters is quite short. Solar water heating does not generate greenhouse gases or other pollutants; so it contributes in reducing the pollution levels. The drop in solar cost and improvements in efficiency have contributed to the attractive economics of going solar. So, if you envision a smart city or home concept, then it makes complete sense to install a Solar Water Heater. It’s time to switch to solar!

SolarHippo

India has seen a rapid rise in usage of Solar Water Systems and a lot of variety is available.  SolarHippo.com, India’s first solar & clean energy online marketplace, offers an attractive range of Solar Water Heaters to suit all your requirements.

Please see more at https://www.solarhippo.com/browse/solar-heaters


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Brihat Energy allow residential and commercial buildings to obtain water heating and boiling through solar collectors, thereby reducing their dependence on grid electricity and affecting a significant reduction in energy costs for heating purposes. For more visit our portal : http://www.brihat.in/

By: Brihat Energy
Jan 09, 2017   Reply

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What is the cost of installing a solar water heater for a family of 4?

By: kamal
Dec 28, 2015   Reply

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Whats the cost excluding installation for a 3bed flat. Charles - December 29, 2015, 10:08:39 AM

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Interested, needs more details about installation & costing, capacity

By: Amitabh Singh
Dec 20, 2015   Reply

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i am intereted pl end me the detail &co$t

By: sandeepsawant
Dec 19, 2015   Reply

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Can you tell me what to do if I want solar light installation?

By: Amitava Dasgupta
Dec 17, 2015   Reply

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I wants to purchase water heater in Vadodara,Gujarat 200 to 300 lyr cap

By: Prakash shah
Dec 16, 2015   Reply

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Please give price with installation at PATIALA

By: HARJIT SINGH NANDA
Dec 16, 2015   Reply

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I want to know about the cost including instalation charges

By: pradip sengupta
Dec 16, 2015   Reply

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Pls let me Know, that solar water heater is no harmful for human health ? i want to know about how to fit solar heater product for home in Gurgaon.

By: Zarina
Nov 24, 2015   Reply

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