Solar Hot Water Panels
Another method in which solar power can be utilized in the home is for hot water. Specialized solar panels carry water and allow it to be heated within the paneling. The solar energy is used to heat the fluid which is then carried to a hot water storage tank.
Once enough hot water is gathered, the process restarts, taking cold water and pumping it throughout the panels. As solar energy naturally heats the silicon panels, it provides a perfect solution for capturing heat energy. One thing that most people don’t know about solar panels it that they actually get quite hot, this is why most installations require some space underneath the panel to allow cooler air to pass through. Overheated panels suffer from reduced efficiency. During the process of power generation there is usually a lot of excess heat energy.