Solar Water Heating

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There are various water heater systems available on the market, including those that depend on solar energy. Knowing which type would work best in your home requires basic knowledge of their different components. The U.S. Department of Energy offers a basic guide on what to look for when shopping for a solar water heating system. There are different parts and purposes to consider for each solar heating system, including:

  • Evacuated-tube collectors
  • Concentrating collectors
  • Flat-plate collectors
  • Open-loop active systems
  • Closed-loop active systems

     

?Aside from the environmental benefits, solar water heating systems offer many money-saving benefits, as well -- especially if you find the right match for your home.

 

 

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