When most people think of solar panels, they really think of photovoltaic panels that convert solar energy into electricity. Most people are not even aware of solar water heating panels.
Using energy from the sun to heat water is actually quite effective. This is actually the oldest and simplest way to make use of solar energy. You can buy high-quality solar water heater panels in Cyprus at Green Air.
A solar water heating system consists of a typical solar collector panel that has a tube or rolls filled with water. When the sun shines on this panel, the tube is heated and therefore, the water in the tube is heated as well.
There are two types of systems. Passive systems and active systems. A passive system that uses a process called thermosiphon. In a flask siphon system, the water is heated up and held in a storage tank. In an active system, the pump is used to circulate the heated water.
Obviously, this system works best in sunny climates but most any climate can use solar water heaters. In cold climates, there is often a tube filled with non-toxic antifreeze. This liquid is heated by the sun which then heats the water.
In some cases, people only use a solar water heater to pre-heat the water to be further heated by gas or electric water heater.
Some people actually heat the pool with solar water heaters. The possibilities are endless when it comes to utilizing solar energy.