26 Sep Benefits Of Solar Electric Pool Heating
One unique panel for electricity and heated water…
It really is hard to look past solar pool heating as a cost-effective, environmentally friendly way to heat your pool water. Once installed, the running costs merely amount to the cost of a small pump to take the water to your roof, and the simplicity of the system means there’s not too much that can go wrong.
There are two drawbacks, however. The first is that, because solar heating uses the warmth of the sun to heat your water, on a cool day the system will struggle to heat your pool. As a consequence, in Melbourne it will only extend your swimming season to about 6 months of the year. The second is that, in the age of solar power, roof space is at a premium and you may find yourself having to choose between one or the other.
But not anymore. With Supreme Heating’s innovative Heatseeker DualSun, you no longer have to choose. It’s a hybrid PV thermal panel that simultaneously produces electricity and heats your pool water. And what’s more, combining the two makes both of them more efficient. Because solar PV panels actually produce more heat than electricity, they lose efficiency as the operating temperature rises above 25°C. By using your pool water to cool them, it increases their efficiency by up to 20%. We call this the DualBoost® effect. The other added benefit is the collected heat from the DualSun panels circulating through a heat exchanger can bring the water temperature up to as much as 70°C. This is called the DualHeat® effect.
It really is a win-win solution. Not only do the solar panels work more efficiently and help you reduce your household electricity bills, you can run your pool equipment—and heat the water—for free! We call it a zero energy pool. And depending on the size of the installation you may even be able to run a heat pump on the power you generate, and swim all year round.
If you’d like to know more about this latest evolution in solar power, call Supreme Heating 1300 787 978