close
close

[GADGET] Solar water heaters: why is there demand for this eco-friendly device? Locations and other details

The demand for solar water heaters is expected to grow in the coming years. In 2019, the green water heating industry was worth more than his $1.8 billion.

[GADGET]    Solar water heaters: why is there demand for this eco-friendly device? Locations and other details

(Photo: photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images)
A solar water heater can be seen on the roof of a shop in Dandong in this photo taken on July 6, 2017. Near the border of China and North Korea.

Over the past few years, many companies have sought to replace fossil fuel-dependent technologies with solar-powered models.

Among these are water heating gadgets. Business Wire reported that traditional water heaters are being replaced with solar water heaters (SWH).

Researchers expect the SWH market to reach a valuation of $4.3 billion around 2027 as demand for environmentally friendly hot water solutions increases significantly.

Growing demand for solar water heaters

At the time of writing, many professionals and organizations are developing different models of SWH.

[GADGET]    Solar water heaters: why is there demand for this eco-friendly device? Locations and other details

(Photo: photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images)
A solar water heater can be seen on the roof of a building in Dandong in this photo taken on July 6, 2017. Near the border of China and North Korea.

Also read: Norwegian company is developing potentially the world’s largest counter-rotating floating wind turbine

The BBC recently reported that a Scottish engineer was able to create a portable water heater that relies on solar power.

His work is just one of the new SWH systems on the market. Currently, this water heating solution uses so-called collectors for those unfamiliar with solar water heater technology.

This component is responsible for storing the sun’s solar energy, and the SWH system uses this energy to heat the working fluid that is pumped by natural convection.

The International Energy Agency claims that using solar water heaters can reduce the cost of heating water by 25% to 50%.

Due to the efficiency of SWH, international governments and government agencies are still investing in the solar water heater market.

Where is the SWH system?

A solar water heater system has many benefits. The hot water they provide is useful for bathing, washing dishes, and other similar activities.

This means that there are private homes among the places where SWHs are commonly located. Of course, commercial companies also use solar water heating systems.

These include hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. Even manufacturing plants rely on solar water heating systems.

There are different types of SWH such as active solar water system, passive solar water system, indirect solar water system and direct solar water system.

Click this link to learn more about these SWH systems.

In another story, an aluminum sulfur battery was created by MIT specialists.

Meanwhile, new environmentally friendly alternatives to air conditioners are being developed.

Keep a tab open at TechTimes for the latest on solar water heaters and other green technologies.

Related article: ‘Thermal windows’ Researchers create hydrogel glass windows that block heat while letting in sunlight

This article is owned by TechTimes

Written by: Griffin Davis

ⓒ 2022 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Please do not reproduce without permission.

.

Leave a Comment