Alexandrin Boulanger Roof Panel September 07th, 2018 - 20:34:24
When the sun hits the glass it heats the glass up quickly yet evenly which in turn heats the water. Once heated to proper temperature the water is released and pumped to the desired location(s) for it to be used. In an office setting this would likely be to sinks for washing hands or dishes in a cafeteria or for vending machines that make coffee and other hot drinks. Another business that uses these panels for hot water is laundromats which can then pass on a savings to their customers. Finally businesses often will use a forced-water heating system to keep the building at the right temperature throughout the year.
If I was to ask you what solar roof panels are youd most likely say the large sheets of glass and silicon used to collect and store energy for the home. Well youd be half right. There is one other type of solar roof panel and that is a solar thermal panel which is used to heat water in both residential and commercial buildings. To start with the first type of solar panels let us talk about their usage and why businesses and residents may want to look into having them. The solar roof panels also known as photovoltaic panels work to create energy by separating the positive neutrons from the negative ones.
One of the first things you should consider is placement. Where will the solar roof panel receive the most amount of sunlight? Facing the panels south is the best choice for optimum energy. Never face them to the north. You should make sure that you check with your local building department before you install the panels. Some areas require you to have a special building permit. Make sure you tilt the solar roof panel in relation to the latitude in which you live. There is a rule of thumb to follow for efficiency. 0-15 degrees latitude: 15 degree tilt 15-25 degrees latitude: tilt degree = same as latitude degree 25-40 degrees latitude: tilt degree = latitude degree + 5 degrees 40+ degrees latitude: tilt degree = latitude degree + 20 degrees
If you are interested in installing a photovoltaic system it is possible to do the work yourself and save some money but you may run into administrative issues with building permits and electrical hook up problems. Not having a professional do the installation could also compromise the warranty of the system or create difficulties with financing. If installing the system is something that you are prepared to undertake do your research and make sure you know what you are doing. If you decide to go the professional route interview contractors and check references. This is a new business and you want an expert that has as much knowledge as possible. Doing your part to clean up the environment is an admirable thing to do and installing a solar roof system is a fabulous way to make a big difference.