Believe it or not solar power can be used to help supplement the power needed to run water heating systems and air source heat pumps in countries with cold climates like Canada. The secret to harnessing this technology is in choosing the right company to do the job. There are new solar panel technologies that are more reliant on light absorption and do not require endless days of sun. This technology is effective and can provide water to your homes and offices the whole year round in Vancouver’s moderate climate.
So how do solar panels work?
Your existing water heater system will work with the solar panel technology. You can expect up to 70% of your hot water supply to be provided by solar panels.This will result in significant reductions to your energy bills. However, you will need to make some adjustments to your home including the construction of insulation materials for your walls. Also considerations for local laws and building regulations must be taken before installing solar panels on your home or business.
Solar-powered water heating systems can help you optimize your energy management strategy. For one, it can be the source of up to a third of your hot water requirements for the year. By sourcing all of your hot water requirements from the solar heater, you would be able to cut around 580 kilograms off your yearly carbon emissions. Your HVAC systems can be upgraded to work with alternative energy sources like solar power. Hamilton Industries is one of Vancouver’s leading providers of solar and alternate energy systems to help power your home while reduce operating costs in an environmentally friendly way.