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Solar Water Heating
Your geyser’s water can be heated using a photovoltaic (PV) system. In this installation, you need to replace your geyser’s electric element with a dual AC/DC element. During the day, solar energy from the PV panels is used. Eskom power is used when the sun does not shine or extra heating is needed.
PV water heating system advantages compared with solar geysers or heat pumps
- Traditional solar geysers have a shorter lifespan than PV panels
- A standard PV panel will provide you with a 25-year warranty, is relatively cheap, reliable, and hail-resistant.
- An AC/DC element has a two-year warranty, whereas a normal one has a six-month warranty.
- AC/DC elements are resistant to lime, making them ideal for borehole water with a high lime content.
- PV water heating systems are much easier to install than solar geysers. There is no need for a circulation pump, air-release valves, vacuum breakers, or any other plumbing components. Installing PV panels, solar controllers, and AC/DC elements involves only electrical work.
- With no electricity needed, your geyser is heated by the sun.
- PV water heating is more efficient during the winter months.
- The solar controller switches off energy flow to the geyser when the geyser has reached its set temperature.
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