Can Solar Panels Heat Water?

May 17, 2019

There’s nothing better than a hot shower in winter, but with electricity and gas prices on the rise, they’re often cut short. Fortunately, solar panels are a cost-effective way of heating your water and a great alternative to reduce electricity or gas consumption.

How do solar panels heat water?

Solar water heating is a simple process, involving the sun’s heat hitting photovoltaic panels. Once installed, the solar panels use the sun’s rays to trap heat and transfer it to the water in your storage tank. 

First, the solar panels are attached to the roof, with the orientation being dependent on your location. The storage tank can then either be installed straight onto the roof panels, or a tank can be set up on the ground where the water is circulated, known as a split-system solar heater.

The benefits of heating water with solar panels

While the weather is always wild in Melbourne, temperatures are dropping. There’s nothing worse than running out of hot water while showering in the middle of winter, and we say this is one of the biggest benefits of solar panels. The solar panel system means you’ll have hot water all year long, without worrying the water will go cold after two minutes. 

You’ll also reduce your energy bills, which offset the initials costs of installing solar power and save you money in the long term.

How much do solar panels cost?

Although installing solar panels can seem quite expensive at first, in the long run, they end up saving you quite a lot of money on gas and electricity bills. 

Additionally, at Find Solar Installers, we connect you with local electricians that are qualified to install solar panels to heat your hot water system. We compare quotes and find you the lowest price possible, ensuring you don’t end up with unqualified installers.

You can either call us on 1300 050 099 or use our handy online quote calculator, where you can specify the type of solar panel system you’re after, including solar hot water. We provide accurate solar quotes online from CEC installers quickly so you can get your new solar installations done asap!

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