In a typical household, water heating accounts for 25% of the energy used and produces an average of two tons of green house gas emissions annually. With the EnerWorks residential solar water heating appliances, renewable energy from the sun is used to heat your water instead, providing a clean, cost-effective residential solution. Rob Singlehurst from EnerWorks shows us how the technology works and discusses the differences between the direct and indirect systems. Also watch this episode: Solar Water Heating Efficiency. For more information, go to: EnerWorks.
Hosted by: Lee Teschler Videography by: Curtis Ellzey and Terry Knight Edited by: Curtis Ellzey
Ray eargle commented on September 20, 2009
The problem is simple space and mounting area it still look to big for the average home. also not fully understanding the value or saving to buissness compair to tankless.
Amflyer commented on September 12, 2009
True, and many solar HW systems do include a small PV panel that generates the power required to operate the pump and controller. The serendipity of such an approach is that neither the pump nor the control need to operate when there is no solar input, so you give up nothing in the process.
Amflyer commented on September 08, 2009
It would be great if also the electricity needed to operate the pump and the controller could be generated using solar panels.