Investing In Solar Energy - Is It Still Good Decision
Renewable energy is growing in popularity, mainly due to high bills for heating and unstable energy prices. The most cost effective way of heating nowadays is to install solar systems.
Solar energy is used for heating and hot water using solar panels. Solar panels are an efficient and economical solution for modern heating and hot water preparation.
What is the cost-effectiveness of solar panels and is it worth investing in solar water heating?
Many people still have the question “are solar panels worth it” and is it worthwhile to invest in this type of renewable energy, but if you look just some of the advantages of solar system like:
Less energy consumption
Lower heating bills
Annually saves are around 60%
Caring for the environment
Increasing the value of the property
Free solar energy
Solar panels cost is decreasing and their efficiency is rising
everything will be clear. With solar systems you will certainly have less energy consumption and that is why you will be paying lower bills monthly!
Types of solar panels
Solar panels (water heaters) are installed on the roof of the house and they are inclined to collect maximum solar energy, depending on the latitude. When they receive energy from the sun (solar energy), they absorb and transfer the heat to a hot water tank using a solar pump.
Thermal solar collectors are mostly used for the preparation of hot water, reheating of the water from water heating system, pool heating and space air conditioning.
On the market we have flat-plate panels and vacuum tube panels.
Flat-plate panels are very widespread because of their extremely favorable relationship between price and quality. They consist of a metal plate on which are the pipes through which the heat carrier flows. They have a very high degree of absorption of solar radiation which gives them a high degree of utilization. They are generally installed on slopes and flat roofs and are usually installed because of their reasonable price.
Vacuum tube collectors have the same principle of operation as plate collectors. However, the absorbers are housed in single, parallel, glass tubes in which there is a vacuum. This reduces heat loss. In the center of each glass tube is thinner one tube through which a medium (water or glycol) flows to the collector, and from it goes to the hot water tank.
The life span depends largely on the quality of the collector. If the panels are properly installed with all the foreseen technical components and a regularly maintained their life span is at least 20 years. It is recommended to perform a periodic inspection of the solar system once a year, usually before the summer period when the collectors are operating at full capacity.
For getting hot water and heating in the facility, nothing can be compared to solar thermal solutions. In solar thermal solutions heat is used directly instead of being transferred to another type of energy. This minimizes energy losses and results in increased efficiency compared to any other heating solution.
Solar energy does not pollute; it is efficient and does not make any noise. Solar energy avoids the exploitation of nature and helps preserve our planet!
After installation, the energy you get from the solar solution is free. The more oil and gas prices go up, the greater your savings will be.
An efficient solar solution will give you the opportunity to gain independence from traditional energy suppliers and will help you to keep your energy costs low.
Generally 2/3 of household energy costs come from hot water and heating, and luckily solar solutions are the most efficient hot water and heating solutions that offer you the highest savings potential. Solar hot water solutions can cover up to 75% of the total demand for fresh, hygienic hot water. Solar heating support solutions can cover up to 40% of the facility’s heating needs in addition to the above hot water production. Combine the solution with your heat pump and cover it for 100%!