A solar hot water system can be officially defined as:
‘Solar hot water is water that is heated by converting direct solar radiation energy into thermal energy and transferring that energy to raise the temperature of water.’ ~ World Plumbing Council Working Group 2008 ~
Solar hot water systems use solar energy to heat water, and they are usually composed of solar thermal collectors, a water storage tank, interconnecting pipes and a fluid system to move the heat from the collector to the tank.
However, unlike photovoltaics, solar hot water systems do not use solar energy to generate electricity, but instead they use solar energy to directly heat the water.
At McNutt Plumbing & Heating we specialise in Wolf solar thermal panels. Wolf GmbH's manufacturing base is the city of Hallertau Mainburg / Bavaria. They are European leaders in manufacturing and supplying innovative Heating, Ventilation and air Conditioning systems.