Evacuated tube collectors (ETC) are the most efficient (conversion efficiency of over 90%).The collectors are usually made of parallel rows of transparent glass tubes. Each tube contains a glass outer tube and inner glass or metal tube attached to a fin as the absorber. Air is removed, or evacuated, from the space between the two tubes to form a vacuum, which eliminates conductive and convective heat loss.
1) Latest technology
2) Easy installation
3) works in non sunny days
4) Low maintanace because of low scaling
5) Suitable for hard water applications
Domestic solar water heater used for residential purpose like independent houses,Bunglows,apartment flats etc. Their capacity starts from 100 LPD(Liters Per Day) to 1000 LPD.100 LPD solar water heater recommendable for 2-3 persons.
Commercial/institutional systems used in Hotels,Restaurants,Hospitals,Industries where hot water required,Milk Dairies,Educational institution Hostels etc.Their capacity starts from 1000 LPD
A solar water heater is the most competitive alternative to conventional water heating methods such as electric geysers and fuel-fed boilers.
It makes an attractive and sustainable option, with its global distribution, pollution free nature, virtually inexhaustible supply and near-zero operational cost. Solar water heaters run on a free fuel (i.e. sunshine), thus saving on energy costs that help recover its initial cost in just 2-4 years.
Solar Water Heating Potential
We are blessed with solar energy in abundance, which is absolutely free of cost. India, receives solar energy more than 5,000 trillion kWh per year, which is far more than its total annual consumption. The global radiation is around 5 kWh per sq. m. per day with the sunshine ranging between 2300 and 3200 hours per year.
Though the energy density is low and the availability is not continuous, by providing appropriate storage, it is possible to harness this abundantly available energy in a reliable manner for many purposes. This can be achieved by converting it to usable heat or through direct generation of electricity. The conversion systems are modular in nature and can be appropriately used for decentralized applications.
India has high demands for energy consumption, amidst the world energy crisis, to fuel its growing economy. In order to address these growing demands, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, is working hard to shift the dependence on exhaustive and expensive fossil-fuels towards low-cost, non-conventional energies such as the solar energy.
The Government of India has, in effect, approved a policy to extensively promote the development of solar energy in the country by launching the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). This National Solar Mission is a major initiative of the Government of India and State Governments to promote ecologically sustainable growth while addressing one of the country’s biggest challenges i.e. saving energy.
The National Action Plan on Climate Change (launched on June 30, 2008) also points out that India, being a tropical country, avails sunshine for longer hours per day and in greater intensity. Solar energy, therefore, has great potential as a future energy source. It also has the advantage of permitting the decentralized distribution of energy, thereby, empowering people at the individual level to harvest their own share of solar energy.