Solar Hot Water
Criteria for the selection of a decentralized water heating system
The choice of an individual or decentralized heating system is suggested, when the pipe between the storage tank and the point of consumption of hot water is very long.
A good example for a decentralized system is the individual cabins, where there is a space on each cabin (or in turn in a group of cabins) for the installation of a Thermosiphon system.
It is important that the roof of the cabin withstand the weight of around 250 kg (which includes the system and the tank filled with water).
Thermo-siphon systems for hotels and inns
Thermosiphon solar system with built-in storage tank
Decentralized or individual system
Criteria for selecting a centralized system
A centralized water heating system should be chosen when:
Advantages of the decentralized or individual system
It can be installed near showers or hot water consumption points.
The TermoSiphon system does not need a circulation pump or electrical controls.
Decentralized installation saves installation costs and uses less hot water.
You do not need a separate storage tank.
there is a central heating installation (gas or electric)
a central auxiliary heating system is planned
pipes or distances are short
central control is required
the roof (where the collectors will be installed) does not resist a greater weight of the tank
The solar energy system should not be visible for aesthetic reasons.
The aforementioned criteria are general, we are at your disposal to help you install the best system for you.
Advantages of the central system
It can be installed together with an existing gas water heater. The installation of the distribution pipeline is saved.
The solar station controls temperatures and the circulation pump in a central location.
An auxiliary central gas heater can be easily added.
CPC ThermoSiphon panels are not heavy on the ceiling (without the tank).
CPC Thermosiphon Collectors without built-in accumulator tanks
por Dr. Rolf Meissner