Thermos Bottle Technology Delivers Solar Hot Water in Cold Weather
Even though evacuated tube technology has been around for a while I wanted to post this to the “nay sayers” that think you can’t have solar thermal in cold climates. It is a little more expensive at the outset but, it pays for itself in a very short time.
A lunch box staple is the core idea behind solar technology that could bring cost effective solar-heated hot water to cold climates. Solar Panels Plus has come up with a solar hot water heater based on evacuated tubes similar to those popularized by Thermos. Last year two of the company’s models were certified as eligible for Canada’s ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat program, but the real test will occur in southeastern Idaho, where Solar Panels Plus has installed a solar hot water system at the Homestead Family Restaurant in Blackfoot.
If the installation keeps the solar hot water coming in cold weather, it’s another big step forward for the ability of solar energy to compete with fossil fuels. Restaurants are hot water gobblers, and a low cost solar installation that works in cold weather would have a relatively short payback for high volume users — especially if it receives solar energy incentives from its utility, as was the case here.
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Peace and Prosperity,,
Rich @ NY Homesteader