Energy firms are leveraging solar heating and cooling systems to power a range of disparate systems.
FREMONT, CA: According to reports, heating and cooling systems are responsible for over a third of the total energy that households utilize. The possibilities of offsetting energy expenditure depend on the emergence of heating and cooling systems that function using more affordable, more alternate sources of energy. The recent reduction in the prices of solar presents a favorable environment for cost-effective heating and cooling systems in households. Solar energy can offer power heating and cooling services in three different ways. There are a few differences in the way the three techniques function. However, all of them are expected to impact the market for solar energy services and products.
• Solar Energy for HVAC Systems.
With solar panels and batteries becoming cheaper, the market for rooftop solar is constantly growing. The solar energy garnered through the rooftop installations can easily power the HVAC systems in homes. The demand for solar-powered HVAC will also amplify further as customers are eager to partake in the clean energy revolution. Subsequently, firms with expertise in solar technology will gain as more customers start to invest in rooftop solar units.
• Solar Thermal Units
In this case, the thermal energy from the sun is garnered and used directly for the purpose of cooling and heating. Whether it is water heating, air heating or cooling systems, solar energy can easily address their respective needs. Energy firms have engineered several systems that can effectively utilize the heat accumulated in collectors.
• Passive Systems that Utilize Solar
Passive solar energy products involve the incorporation of heat harnessing devices into the building. It does not necessarily require the deployment of solar panels on the rooftop. Instead, the heat from the sun is collected using heat collection systems in insulation materials in the walls and window glasses of buildings. Energy firms today have the opportunity to broaden their portfolios to include passive systems for solar-powered cooling and heating.
Since the emergence of commercially viable solar energy systems, a move to solar-powered heating and cooling is quite inevitable. Ultimately, utility firms with the best technologies to harness solar will rule the market.
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