For most people, solar energy is all about electricity production, but an important platform of this is heating as well. The process of heating is not difficult, but it is important to ensure that the process is efficient to protect the system from wear and tears.
Efficiency is an essential element.
Energy production by the sun has been in tons since forever, but its conversion has been very inefficient because of our solar panels. Since the technology has continually been growing, the efficiency has also improved to an extent where the panel systems, without any difficulty, can produce such amount of energy that is enough for heating water for both homes as well as pools. This process can be dealt with efficient as well as inefficient ways.
A flow control system is a considerable solution for saving the problem of panels’ wear and tear. In the earlier panel systems, the water randomly circulated through the system and as a result, fluids took a longer time to heat up. Since there is a huge difference between the size of the pool of water that actually needs to be heated up and the one which is heated up by forcing solar panels, this becomes very inefficient. Also long waiting time for hot water, along with wear and tear, are other problems worth mentioning.
The problem of efficiency is solved by a control flow system that allows a reduction in the amount of water required to be heated up. Most of these systems are designed in a manner that they can operate on differential temperature strategies. Two sensors are used for working. One sensor is placed near the panels that are used for heating water or any other liquid substitute. The other one is placed either on or near to valve that returns liquid back into the system of the panel. Talking practically, one of the two sensors is used for temperature measuring of the liquid ready to leave the panel and on the other hand, the second one is used for measuring the temperature of the liquid that comes into the panel.
In a flow system, you can determine the temperature of the liquid, and it will operate only after the liquid has risen to that temperature. After the liquid has risen to the required temperature, circulation pump of the system gets turned on, and the liquid is carried to the location as required. The pump is not shut off until it is noticed by the return valve sensors that the water that is returning has not crossed the temperature range of the liquid that lies in the system. This process is more efficient, reduces energy wastage and makes heating faster.
Solar solutions are voted up for possessing the capability of meeting the energy requirements of the households. Solar technologies and platforms are given immense importance and investment by many countries, including Germany. Whosoever is looking for a solution that is cost-effective, solar is the go-to option. If one wants to heat water using solar energy, flow system are not to be missed.