If you have an Off-Grid (Stand alone) Solar Power System for your Electricity, do you need a solar hot water system as well?
The answer to this question is not straight forward and depends on a few factors. We explore these at a basic level in this 12 Min Video.
0:58s Beginning - How much energy do you use in your home each day? The fundamental Question when designing a Stand-Alone Power System.
1:48 The equipment required in Solar PV Off-Grid Power System to provide the daily energy needs.
2:18 - The changing seasons and how they affect your system.
3:56 - Mid-Winter Night-time Load Support.
4:28 - Battery Cycling
5:30 - !! The critical factor - Summertime - excess energy is available from your panels
Use your Summertime Excess Energy to heat your water.
7:14 - What about waterheating in Winter?
7:36 - Solid fuel burner for heating your home + Wetback = Hot Water through the winter.
8:05 - What about Spring and Autumn?
8:30 - In an Off-Grid Home your cooking appliances are often Gas.
on to the end - Gas used to support the hot water system during the mid-seasons.
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