Effective Radiant Heating with Solar Panels
March 3, 2017 | by Monica Irgens
In their infancy, solar panels and radiant heating systems were great concepts waiting for a marriage of the two. Their respective technologies were efficient enough but consumer costs were prohibitive. Today, demand for both has created vast efficiency improvements by developers while drastically bringing down the associated costs.
Solar panels create DC energy output of 12 or 24 volts. And while most radiant heating systems typically use 120/240 volts AC and need an inverter, the thin STEP Warmfloor heating membrane can run on either DC or AC power. The end result is free energy on an off-the-grid system for primary or supplemental heating for homes, cabins or other structures.
The STEP Warmfloor low-voltage heating mat is self-regulating, meaning as the area warms up, it calls for less energy. The result is comfort without the expense of a continual call for energy.
For more information visit www.warmfloor.com.
This blog was developed by STEP Warmfloor. All posts, sponsored and un-sponsored have been reviewed and approved by the Sustainable Community Media Editorial Team to ensure quality, relevance/usefulness and objectivity.
Topics: Radiant Heat
Companies: STEP Warmfloor
/ Monica is President of Electro Plastics, Inc., manufacturer of STEP Warmfloor® heating systems: a patented, low-voltage, self-regulating flat and thin heater. Monica has been in the radiant heating industry for over 20 years. She was member of the Radiant Panel Association for 15 years, served on the RPA Board of Directors as chairperson of the Electric Committee and the Green Committee. Monica is also a member of the USGBC and has been involved in the design of LEED registered buildings.