Solutions for Applications
When deciding whether solar water heating systems are a good match for a construction project, several factors must be considered. Solar water heating systems are viable for many applications throughout the country, but special consideration should be given to projects where:
- The avoided cost of energy is high
- There is a dependable, consistent hot water requirement
- Energy security is important
For large facilities, active, indirect systems are most frequently used. For smaller facilities in mild climates with a modest freeze threat, passive, direct, or indirect systems are also a viable option.