Category: Solar Power

Things to consider before buying a Solar water Heater

This article provides basic information on the components and types of solar water heaters currently available and the economic and environmental benefits of owning a system. Solar water heaters are cost competitive in many applications when you account for the total energy costs over the life of the system. Although the initial cost of...

Solar Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Do’s Solar water heaters require little or no maintenance. Because of the thermosyphon principle there are no moving parts and no control units that can malfunction. Tile system will work automatically but there are some procedures you can carry out to improve the functioning of the solar water heater and thus increase electricity savings:...

What is a RESCO model? Explained

Under the RESCO model, a developer finances, installs, operates and maintains the rooftop solar power plant on the consumer’s roof. The developer signs a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the rooftop owner. The rooftop owners consume the electricity generated from the solar plant for which they have to pay a pre-decided tariff...

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How does a Solar Lantern work?

A Solar lantern is a simple application of solar photo voltaic technology, which has found good acceptance in rural regions where the power supply is irregular and scarce. Even in the urban areas people prefer a solar lantern as an alternative during power cuts because of its simple mechanism. A Solar Lantern is a portable...

What are Solar collectors? How do they Work?

Solar thermal energy is the technology used for harnessing solar energy for thermal energy (heat). A solar thermal collector captures the radiant energy from the Sun and converts it into heat. A solar thermal collector collects heat by absorbing sunlight. The term “solar collector” commonly refers to solar hot water panels, but may refer to installations...

Does Solar Water Heater systems require any maintenance?

Solar Water Heaters once installed requires very little maintenance. Maintenance of solar water heaters involves wiping the dust deposited on the glass surface once in 5 days. Wiping the glass every day will help increase the efficiency of the solar water heater system. Other important thing to be taken care of...