About Solar Energy Systems:
Solar energy, power from the sun, is free and inexhaustible.
By the time it reaches the earth's surface, the energy in
sunlight has fallen to about 1,000 watts per square meter.
If you average this over the entire surface of the earth
each square meter collects the energy equivalent of a barrel
of oil. So each day, on average, a square meter collects 4.2
kilowatt-hours of energy.
Solar thermal panels are used for heating
hot water which in turn can be
used to heat your house, water for washing and showering and
is a very green way of heating your swimming pool.
Most solar heating systems are used to heat water for
washing and showering. The way the system is typically
designed and installed is to have an array of solar
collector panels on the roof of your home. These are then
connected to a hot water tank and a fluid is circulated
around the solar panels and the hot water tank. As the fluid
passes through the panels, the suns energy heats the fluid
up to a high temperature.
Mechanical is a
NYSERDA certified installer