The solar water heater is a great example of an alternative energy product designed to provide significant cost savings to both residential and commercial customers. Harnessing the power of the sun has become the main source of alternative energy for those desiring to cleanly minimize the use of fossil fuels.
Although the technology has been fully exploited by other developed nations, the U.S. based Rheem company supplies a variety of energy saving solar water heaters for both residential and business customers that build on the company reputation as a leader in the water heating industry.
Types of Solar Water Heating Systems
Solar domestic hot water systems are popularly employed in warm, sunny climates which is one reason countries like China, Israel, Greece, and India have led the way in developing these types of systems. The clean, completely sustainable and free energy source is a common sense solution for household heated water usage, and the demand for solar water heating systems shows no sign of slowing down.
The two main types of solar water heater systems are passive and active water heating systems. Passive systems do not use pumps to circulate water but uses natural heated convection along with a series of pipes to circulate water within the system. The passive system is considered by experts like the U.S. Energy Department as the solar water heating system incurring the lowest maintenance. Active systems use pumps and back up energy sources to circulate water when needed.
Rheem’s Solarade Water Heater
Rheem’s Solaraide series of water heaters come in both passive and active system models. The passive hot water system comes in 47 and 80 gallon capacity models. These models include collectors, tanks, heat transfer fluid, and installation kits. Rheem’s popular Universal Solarade is an active system with two configurations; one utilizes a storage tank and the other an electric backup water heater which ensures availability of hot water at any time. Each configuration comes in either an 80 or 120 gallon water capacity. The tanks on all of Rheem’s Solarade series water heaters are insulated and lined with Rheem’s proprietary formula that helps prevent corrosion.
Although the U.S. is one of the last of the developed countries to fully integrate solar water heating systems into mainstream domestic society, an educated public is slowly driving demand for this cost-effective innovation. Rheem, which is already a household name in conventional water heaters, responded to initial demand with a sufficiently varied selection of solar water heating systems to meet the needs of a broad range of customers. In this way, Rheem has positioned itself to be the premier provider of solar water heater systems within the domestic market.