If you are committed to sustainability then space on the North facing roof is at premium.
One option may be to look at putting the solar hot water system on a West facing roof.
This will mean you can maximise the space for north facing Photo Voltaic (PV) solar panels.
Although the solar hot [read more…]
With the current emphasis on building efficiency solar hot water systems are pretty much a standard option if not automatically included.
These systems incorporate either gas or electricity boosting for cloudy days.
Here are a few thoughts on the options for solar hot water:
Split System or Tank On Roof Systems with Tanks on [read more…]
The suns position in the sky varies throughout the year and over each day.
The ideal situation is when the sun is hitting the panels closest to a perfectly perpendicular angle (90°).
So in Australia, what angle and orientation are best?……….. Well when mounting solar panels there are two elements of the alignment that affect [read more…]