Solar thermal is cost-effective
A complete solar energy system for electricity generation may be out of your price range, but solar thermal systems are very affordable. Using solar energy to heat your water is a cost-effective way to begin utilizing natural energy to save money on your utility bills. Whether you are used to using a gas or an electric water heater, solar thermal will provide significant savings over both these traditional water heating methods.
Solar thermal is more efficient
Converting the sun’s energy to electricity takes a lot more work than simply absorbing the sun’s heat for use. Solar thermal is around 3 times more efficient than the average solar panel which converts sunlight for electricity. Hot water is also much more efficient for storing energy than the electrical storage which is used by solar panels.
Solar thermal is a good investment
Considering their cheaper price tag and higher efficiency, solar thermal systems can be a much better investment financially. Without the high cost of a solar electricity system, solar thermal systems have a much shorter payback period.
If you’re interested in using solar energy in your home, solar thermal is an affordable way to do so. Reduce energy costs by meeting your home’s hot water demand using the sun’s energy instead of your utility provider’s. Smith Sustainable Design installs solar thermal systems for homes as well as businesses. If you want to learn more about solar thermal for your home, feel free to contact us.