Sometimes also called Domestic Hot Water (DHW), collectors designed for solar water heating are made of glass, copper and insulation. They are designed to quickly heat relatively small amounts of water (40 to 80 gallons in a home) to high temperatures suitable for bathing, laundry, and dishwashing. However, solar hot water heaters are also adaptable for a commercial size facility such as a hotel or restaurant. Just as with an electric water heater, most solar water heaters require a circulating motor and a storage tank.
Water is pumped from the tank to the solar collector mounted on the roof of your home or building. As the sun hits the collector, the water, which enters from the bottom of the collector, becomes heated. It is then returned back to the collector for immediate and future use.
There are various types of collectors available depending on your needs and your location. Our solar experts will help you select the option that best fits your needs and your budget.