Titan provides solar hot water system installations. Solar energy offers many environmental benefits: 1) energy independence, 2) use less fossil fuels and lower your carbon footprint, and 3) use a renewable resource. Installing solar hot water saves energy and money, because you can get the solar tax credit, depreciation, and a CSI rebate. Solar hot water (solar thermal) systems heat up the temperature of water with the sun’s energy. There are two main types of solar hot water systems. In a close-coupled or “compact” system, the water storage tank is mounted above the solar thermal collectors (panels). In this type of system, the hot water naturally rises to into the tank through convection flow. In a “pump circulated” system, the water storage tank is mounted on the ground or floor, below the level of the solar thermal collectors. In this system, a circulating pump moves water (or glycol fluid) between the tank and collectors. The temperature of heated water the solar system can deliver varies according to outside temperatures, solar gain, and time of year. In winter time, there may not be enough solar gain to deliver hot enough water – so an electric or gas boiler may be needed to heat the water if it falls below a certain temperature. The boiler can be an energy efficient tank less wall mounted model, as long as it accepts pre-heated water.
Solar Hot WaterErin Chapman