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
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
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...