What is solar thermal energy?
Solar thermal energy is nothing more than capturing the heat of the sun through the use of solar panels , to take advantage of our day to day.
Being the country of the Sun makes this type of energy crucial for our present and future energy development.
What is the use of thermal solar panels?
The uses of solar thermal energy are increasingly wide, but in terms of residential and business use, the production of domestic hot water takes the cake.
We must also highlight its good results in air conditioning systems, both for heating and cooling, with the well-known “solar cold”. Another very recurrent application of this type of facility is the pool heating .
How do the installations of thermal solar panels work?
Thermal solar panels are responsible for capturing the heat of the Sun, through them circulates a fluid, usually water, which is heated and stored in a drum that acts as an accumulator.
The water stays warm in this thermally insulated tank for later use, Yes! Even at night. However, it must be borne in mind that these facilities need an auxiliary system for possible periods of cloudy days.
Why put solar thermal plates?
The advantages of opting for a green energy source are innumerable, but next we will highlight some of the most important ones:
- We do not need fuel, so the economic savings are considerable.
- It protects us against the continuous rises of light and gas.
- We stop emitting greenhouse gases, we contribute to curb climate change.
- Our home will increase its value, our company will improve its public image.
- We generate employment, we boost the economy and we reduce the energy dependence of our country with respect to third parties.
What is the price of thermal solar panels?
Well this is the million dollar question, it is impossible to give a price of solar panels that is valid for all facilities, since the final cost is influenced by various factors, such as location, technical characteristics, consumption habits …
Having said that, a price that we can expect is around € 1,000 to € 1,500 per m² of panels, we must bear in mind that these are installations with a useful life of more than 20 years.
Likewise, the savings that an installation of solar panels entails are around 70% of our consumption, which results in investment returns close to 5 years.
Solar thermal energy is a mature, clean and profitable technology. This makes it a very important option to take into account to cover the energy needs of our home or our company.
We are facing a momentous moment to mark the course of our energy future and betting on green energy is to bet on insurance.