By Chantal Cooke
Generating your own energy is getting easier all the time – and cheaper too!
If you are thinking about generating your own power then there are seven key options: wind turbines, solar water heating and solar electricity, ground source and air source heat pumps, wood fuelled heating and hydro power.
We’re taking a look at Solar Water Heating in more detail.
SOLAR WATER HEATING systems use heat from the sun to warm domestic hot water. A conventional boiler or immersion heater is then used to heat the water further or provide hot water when solar energy is unavailable.
Flat plates collectors can be fixed on the roof tiles or integrated into the roof. A boiler or immersion heater can be used as a back up to heat the water further to reach the temperature set by the cylinders thermostat when the solar water heating system does not reach that temperature.
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About the Author: Chantal cooke is a passionate environmentalist and co-founder of PASSION for the PLANET.