Solar power products that are used at home include solar heaters which focus thermal energy from the sun. This principle can be used to heat water to replace the cold water in the pool. The pool solar heater system is a solar powered hot water system to use in pools. Unlike other types of solar powered devices, pool solar heaters are rather simple and can extend the swimming season considerably.
Solar power products have been in the market for a long time, ranging from home solar power products to solar products for large scale consumption like street lighting. Solar power products for lighting are fixed with batteries, chargers, solar panels and converters which all work together to produce electricity.
Solar powered hot water heaters are now replacing electric heaters that burn fossil fuels, and in the process release harmful carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. You could help the environment by using solar powered hot water heating systems.
Solar heating systems are generally composed of solar thermal collectors, a fluid system to move the heat from the collector to its point of usage. When a solar water heating and hot-water central heating system are used in conjunction, solar heat will either be concentrated in a preheating tank that feeds into the tank heated by the central heating, or the solar heat exchanger will be lower in the tank than the hotter one. When the initial costs of a solar system are properly financed and compared with energy costs, then in many cases the total monthly cost of solar heat can be less than other more conventional types of hot water heaters (and also in conjunction with an existing hot water heater).
There are lots of companies out there that can provide you with everything you will need to convert your heating system to run on solar power. You can buy solar powered water heaters in many different sizes and shapes; this makes them suitable for different applications. A solar powered water heater should pay for itself over time as you don’t need to pay for hot water again.
There are some do-it-yourself plans for creating your own pool solar heater, but that obviously will take some time and a certain amount of expertise. It is really not that difficult and well within the reach of a person with average skills. I, however, would go for an already built system.
Frans Van Wyk is a lecturer in Information Technology with various interests in other fields. His passions include, reading, art, music and all forms of gadgets used to make life easier.
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