n Farmer’s Weekly - Basics of solar water heating : energy efficiency & optimisation
|Article Title||Basics of solar water heating : energy efficiency & optimisation|
|© Publisher:||Caxton Magazines|
|Author||Nicol Du Toit|
|Publication Date||Jun 2016|
Due to increasing energy costs, solar water heating is becoming increasingly popular. In a residential setting, solar water heaters are typically capable of saving 200kWh/month. A solar water heater requires a capital investment of at least R14 000. The type of solar heater best suited for your purpose is determined by several factors: available solar radiation (lower radiation areas will require larger solar collectors); differences between day and night temperatures; the amount of water you need to heat; and the possibility of frost or freezing.
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