Solar Hot Water Heaters
Going Green Has Never Been Easier With Solar Hot Water!
Solar energy is free, and its supplies are unlimited. Using solar energy produces no air or water pollution. Households with an electric water heater consume about 6,400 KW per year for water heating. If we assume that the electricity is generated by a typical power plant with an efficiency of 30%, then the water heater generates about 8 tons of CO2.
The surprising result is that the CO2 produced by a water heater is almost double that produced by a modern automobile. * On average, a solar water heater in Florida can produce 90 – 95% of your hot water needs, reducing your carbon footprint over 10,000 pounds annually. That is more than the average car, plus it saves the equivalent of 11.4 barrels of oil.
*Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison Resources: Aquatherm Solar Supply