Solar panels for homes
Heating makes up a large share of household energy consumption. With solar collectors installed on a building’s roof or facade, much of the demand for heating of air and water will be covered via green and cost-effective solar energy. We have put together system components that optimise operations and provide the highest-possible energy yield.
The solar collectors can be integrated into the building structure, and also be adjusted to fit the building architecture. Solar heating is an important technology for fulfilling the ‘energy-plus-house’ vision – ie, to ensure that houses produce more energy than they consume.
Regardless of project size, a solar heating system will consist of three main components: solar collectors, a water heater/boiler, and a control system. Inaventa Solar supplies all three components. In order to ensure that the system covers 100% of energy demand – including in periods of inadequate sun exposure – the heater/boiler is equipped with an electric heating element as back-up. The system can also be combined with other energy sources or technologies, such as heat pumps or bioburners (wood, pellets, wood chips).
Inaventa Solar solar collectors are suitable both for new and upgraded building projects. Installation in existing buildings is particularly suitable when a water heater is due to be replaced, or a roof or facade is being upgraded. The size of the solar collector area is calculated based on the overall size of the building, its energy needs and architecture. Once the system is operational, it will run automatically throughout the year, requiring very little maintenance.
It is important to get an idea of whether a solar heating system will be the optimal solution for the energy requirement of a given project before actually investing in it. Inaventa Solar is happy to provide prospective customers with results from simulation tools for high-accuracy calculations of the energy output from our solar collectors, based on specific project parameters.