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How to Save Money with Solar Hot Water

The SolarBeam Parabolic Concentrator is a solar hot water system that provides up to 12kWh of solar hot water. Since the system tracks the sun, it is more efficient than flat panels. The SolarBeam can be used in any application that requires solar hot water or solar heat. Solar Hot Water in Vancouver? There are two primary ways to use the sun’s rays to create energy: solar photovoltaic systems create electricity; …Read More

Solar Water Applications in Spain

The amount of solar energy reaching the surface of the planet is so vast that in one year it is about twice as much as will ever be obtained from all of the Earth’s non-renewable resources of coal, oil, natural gas, and mined uranium combined. Solar energy can be harnessed to provide solar water and solar heat. Depending on a geographical location the closer to the equator the more “potential” solar …Read More

Solar Hot Water Use in Prison Applications

Solar hot water is an important step to reduce energy usage for companies. There are many uses for solar hot water and it is cheaper than installing PV panels. Many people are familiar with flat panels, but due to the inefficiencies, they cannot heat a large home or company. Finally there is a solar hot water system that can provide: space heating, solar water and space cooling. The SolarBeam can …Read More

Solar Hot Water for Fitness Centers

Solar hot water is an important step to reduce energy usage for homes and companies. Imagine not having to pay your oil or power bill because you can get free heat from the sun. Many people are familiar with flat panels, but due to the inefficiencies, they cannot heat a large home or company. The SolarBeam can replace 10-15 large flat panels because it tracks the sun and can create …Read More

Solar Water for Large Applications is Cheaper with SolarBeam Concentrator

The SolarBeam Concentrator is a solar hot water system that provides up to 12kWh of solar water. Since the system tracks the sun, it is more efficient than flat panels. The SolarBeam can be used in any application that requires solar hot water. The SolarBeam is a powerful solar water system that can produce more heat per m2 than flat panels or evacuated tubes. For example, if you had to …Read More

Solar Hot Water Systems: The Future of “Going Green”

Reducing energy consumption and going “Green” is the future of doing business. While the majority of companies have committed to implementing practices that are environmentally conscious and the pursuit of maintaining integrity in the way their business is conducted, it is still a fairly new concept.  They like the idea of using alternative energy as a source of power.  The idea of solar hot water still sounds very foreign to …Read More

Solar Thermal vs. Photovoltaic

It is important to understand that solar thermal technology can be used to create electricity by means of a stirling engine. This technology is not the same as solar panel, or photovoltaic technology. Solar thermal electric energy generation concentrates the light from the sun to create heat, and that heat is used to run a sterling engine, which turns a generator to make electricity. The working fluid that is heated …Read More

Solar Hot Water for Process Heat

  Solar Hot Water for Process Heat A wide variety of industries require energy for production and manufacturing. If the energy is in the form of heat, this is called process heat. Some examples; steam treatment in the garment industry, heated water for chemical production and purification as well as hot water for washing and cooking food. Other industries such as automobile manufacturing require heated air for paint booths, as …Read More

A History of Solar Thermal Energy

Throughout humankind’s history, there is one great constant: the sun. Without its power, the world would not have warmth, light or plants. Humans have reaped the benefits of solar energy for centuries and have developed more sophisticated methods of harnessing its power. Great societies in antiquity have long recognized the path of the sun and its potential within architecture. The Greeks and the Chinese faced their buildings towards the south …Read More

Solar Power: Words from the Wise

Solar energy is not just a novel idea. Brilliant minds around the world espouse the idea as an essential way to fuel our society. Great thinkers and movers see the potential in this technology. From inventors to politicians, scientists and poets, people from many different walks of life are saying the same thing. We must develop solar energy systems to bear the brunt of humanities’ energy consumption.   For example, …Read More