The Working Principle of the Solar Panel
The Energie water heating system incorporates a market leading thermodynamic technology in which heat is drawn from the atmosphere by the panel, and is transferred to the water visa a compressor, using the Carnot cycle.
An ecological refrigerant gas (R134A) circulates through the solar panel. The panel absorbs the heat from the environment and raises the temperature of the gas. The refrigerant is then compressed by the compressor which raises the temperature significantly.
Next the refrigerant is circulated through the heat exchanger coil in you water tank which transfers the heat to the water in the tank.
Main Elements of the Energie Domestic Hot Water System
- Solar Panel (collector) which can be mounted on a sloped or flat roof, a vertical wall or at ground level. It is preferentially mounted in a south facing altitude, but this is not essential.
- Thermodynamic Block – This includes the compressor, liquid reservoir, expansion valve and heat exchanger. This is all located at the base of the cylinder.
- Water Cylinder – Highly insulated enameled steel or stainless steel inner tank with white ABS outer skin.
Small Diameter Gas Pipes – copper piping between block and panel (installed by trained engineer during installation).
- Water Pipes – Connecting to the tank from mains supply or gravity feed supply and connecting to the main hot water out –flow connection.
Save Money and the Environment with Solar Panels
With the only electrical power consumption being the small compressor motor (equivalent to that on a domestic fridge), the system can save up to 80% of your water heating costs. This means that the capital investment can be recouped in a short period of time.
The system incorporates an environmentally safe Klea gas. It is non combustible so there are no Co2 emissions or smells of any kind.
A Reliable and Worry Free Solar Panel System
With thousands of units already installed throughout Europe including Ireland and with virtually no maintenance required, the system has proven itself as a reliable and extremely cost effective alternative to conventional water heating methods.