About Solar

Solar Thermal (hot water) Installed

Humankind has utilized the sun's thermal power for thousands of years for simple tasks such as space heating, drying clothes, and drying food. However, it wasn't until the industrial revolution that people began to harness the power of the sun to provide energy for industry.

The first solar inventors focused the power of the sun with mirrors, allowing the heat generated to cook food, run steam turbines or desalinate water. Today, you can capture the heat from the sun with thermal panels. Solar Thermal or SDHW (Solar Domestic Hot Water) differs from Photovoltaic because, rather than creating electricity, these dark colored panels soak up thermal energy (heat) from the sun. This heat is then transferred to your water, and the hot water stored in super-efficient hot-water tanks. Little or no conventional energy is needed to bring water to the desired temperature in your home.

House with solar thermal installed.