Solar Thermal Systems

Solar thermal systems typically consist of a solar panel, a control unit with pump and a well-insulated hot water tank. The collector collect specially coated copper sheets, the solar energy. Under the sheets of copper tubes are attached, through which flows a heat transfer fluid. The control unit with the pump ensures that the heat is transported away. In memory, the heat is then discharging through a heat exchanger to the storage of water. Thus, the water is warm at night or on rainy days.

Most commonly in Germany flat, vacuum or air collectors are usedVacuum Röhren.

A well-designed solar system can heat up in our part of the year saw 60% of the water for showering and washing.
From May to September, the full coverage of the hot water through a standard sizing at 1 to 1.5 square meters of collector area per person is not a problem. To achieve a complete solar hot water supply in the winter, you would multiply the collector. Given the cost and the surplus energy in summer, this is not always appropriate. In winter, the solar system is therefore usually only the preheating of the cold water, the rest comes from conventional heating.

More and more people around the world also use solar heat for heating their home. Combined solar systems for water heating and space heating in spring and fall can provide the house with warmth and support in the winter the boiler. Solar thermal systems for space heating have a larger collector than plants that are only for the hot water. They also have a special memory.Particularly efficient solar systems for heating assistance work in houses that are equipped with modern heating systems and good insulation.