There are two main types of collectors used in Solar Geysers: flat-plate collectors and vacuum tube collectors.
A flat-plate collector has a transparent cover made of specially toughened glass, a coated metal absorber plate (coating is usually matt black paint), and a well-insulated weatherproof casing. Flat plate collectors are robust, economical, and versatile.
Vacuum-tube collectors consist of [...]
Now you’re ready for installation. What you think you know about how to install a solar geyser can be ignored. There are many DIY methods for installing a solar geyser. However, there are many aspects that go into solar installation and there are things that need to be done professionally to ensure maximum energy efficiency.
Solar energy is harnessed by various solar power systems to perform different functions.
If you are interested in ’going green’, i.e. being eco-friendly, you can use any of these solar power systems to reduce electricity consumption:
• Solar water heater: This is a very efficient homemade solar energy system. These heating systems are so effective that your geysers [...]
You can use solar power to run outdoor lights; replace security, poolside and garden lights with solar powered lights and save electricity. They are long lasting and will last through all weather conditions.
Solar water heating is also a great alternative to normal electricity-intensive geysers.
There are two types of geysers – direct systems that [...]
Thousands of rands can be saved each year by generating renewable and free energy. Home Solar panels can save a great deal of money in any economy.
You can convert this energy to heat up your geyser water, swimming pool heating or any water source that needs warming up.
Solar geysers are available in different sizes depending [...]
As with a conventional geyser, the hot water storage container in a solar geyser is thermally insulated to retain heat.
Solar geysers are usually larger than electric geysers and better insulated. This allows you to maximise your solar gains.
Solar geysers can be linked to existing geysers or can completely replace them. The system can be installed [...]
In this sunny country, solar energy is an abundant source of renewable energy, making it an obvious choice when seeking alternative sources of energy.
Solar water heating & how a Solar Geyser works
Solar geysers are built on two basic principles of physics: dark coloured objects absorb heat, and hot water rises.
Unlike other systems that can be [...]
Depending on your budget, there are several ways to get started. A few of the popular options are:
* Solar Pool Heater which extends your swimming season by up to three months. This uses no additional electricity, and heats up your pool by 4 – 9 degrees. (In Mpumalanga, we would only use this for [...]
Don’t use the “sleep” mode on the Television. When not watching, switch it off completely.
Geysers and Solar Geysers
Always turn the geyser thermostat to the minimum heat neccessary. Do not heat the water for a long time. During our summer months geysers keep their heat for very long thanks to the high temperatures. [...]