WHAT IS A SOLAR WATER HEATER?<br />A solar water heater is extremely simple.<br />On a typical single-family residence, there will typically be one or two solar collector panels on the roof. The panels resemble skylights, and will be about 4 feet wide and 8 to 10 feet long. <br />The cold water supply is connected to the solar storage tank. Water to be heated circulates between the storage tank and the solar collectors. The output from the solar storage tank becomes the cold water connection to the conventional gas, electric or oil water heater. When a hot tap is opened, pre-heated water is drawn from storage into the conventional ("auxiliary") water heater. <br />The burner or electric element turns on only if the temperature cannot be maintained by the solar heater. Most properly-designed solar water heaters will supply 70 per cent or more of all the energy needed for water heating. Solar water heater produces hot water using energy from sunlight. Hot water is used for different applications, domestic as well as industrial. By using solar water heaters, we can save the electricity and in turn save a lot of money.<br />
How It Works<br />Solar Water heater consists of mainly 2 parts. One is the collector and other is Insulated tank. The cold water in the collector get heated up and collected in the tank by thermo siphon principle. This circulation continue till the water in the tank heated up to 60-80° centigrade. The hot water in the tank remains hot for more than 48 hours<br />
There are two types of Solar Water Heater<br /><ul><li>Flat Plate Collector Type ( FPC )
Evacuated Tube Collector ( ETC </li></li></ul><li>Why MAX SUN POWER USING ETC ?<br />ETC technology which is the most advanced and state of art technology in Solar Water heaters. The efficiency is more than in a flat plate solar water heater. ETC water heaters produce hot water even in winter / rainy days. The main part of ETC solar water heaters are a Stainless steel PUF insulated tank and Evacuated Glass tube collectors. The vacuum tubes are with different diameter and length according to applications. In pressurized systems heat pipes are used.<br />ETC<br />
Comparison of Flat Plate/Evacuated Tube Collector<br />
Vacuum tube solar water heater working principle<br />Solar water heater is all glass vacuum tube, heat preservation water tank, bracket three parts. The core component is the all-glass vacuum collector tube, which consists of two concentric circle of the special hard glass tube borosilicate composition, and the inner wall of glass vacuum coating process by magnetron sputtering coating, the coating on the sun Selective absorption of light, its absorption ratio ≥ 0.92, emission ratio ≤ 0.09 (80 ℃), with a high absorption rate and low emissivity. Vacuum tube to absorb solar radiation <br />into heat energy, the use of water density than cold water, cold water sink, hot water up the characteristics of the formation of cold water in the vacuum tube from top to bottom, bottom of the natural water cycle The temperature of the entire water tank to gradually increase, reach ascertain temperature.<br />
Payback period 3-4 years when electricity is replaced, 5-6 years when coal is replaced<br />Solar Water Heater Benefits<br /><ul><li>Fuel Savings A 100 liters capacity SWH saves 1500 units of electricity annually.
Environmental benefits A SWH of 100 liters capacity can prevent emission of 1.5 tonnes of CO2 per year.</li></li></ul><li>