Solar Electricity vs Solar Water

Solar Hot Water:

  • Solar hotwater systems heat your water only
  • Once the sun has heated your hot water it cannot produce any more usable energy
  • Solar hot water does not reduce any other electricity costs
  • Excess hot water goes unused

Solar Electricity:

  • Produces energy for the whole house/building which includes heating your hot water in the conventional method and also supply electricity to other appliances
  • What you don’t use goes back into the grid to earn you credits on your power bill
  • Outside sunlight hours you use power from the grid again – a special meter registers how much you Import versus how much you’ll Export

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