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Our solar hot water system

Installing solar hot water system is an important step to minimise greenhouse emissions while achieving energy self-sufficiency.

Even though we have our own electricity supply (wind + sun power station) we have chosen the system that does not require recirculating pump to function and hence does not require any external energy supply.

Curved roof required a special welded frame to hold half a tonne system at a correct angle.

We have chosen the solar collector angle slightly larger than our lattitude to improve the performance of solar collectors in winter.

After all, hot water is more precious in winter and in Australian summer there is enough sunshine to to produce hot water at a wide range of angles.

It is a good feeling, having a long shower using the water that we collect ourselves, pressurised by gravity and generously heated by the Sun.

No pollution whatsoever...