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Explain the functioning of solar water heater. what are it's disadvantages?


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Solar Water Heaters are also commonly known as domestic solar hot water systems and have gained a lot of popularity recently. They are not just a cost effective but also an environmental friendly way to heat water for your domestic needs. As they use sun’s heat to work so if you stay at a place which has good exposure to sunlight then a solar water heater will surely help in decreasing the electricity bill expenses Disadvantages:
  • Additional roof top space is required to install the solar heater.
  • Working of solar heaters depends up on abundance and availability of direct sun light.
  • It heats only in day time, however if the storage tank is well insulated, heated water can be stored and used even at night.
  • It will not be very helpful in rainy season or foggy days.

 

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