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How Does an Solar Water Heater Works

Solar Water Heaters are an efficient alternative to more traditional gas and electric powered water heaters. Water heaters powered by solar power (power collected by using the energy of sun light) provide heated water for homes.

The main component of a solar water heater is a solar collector and a storage unit. The solar collector is used to capture the energy of sun light is usually formed using dark color glazed box with a dark inside. The glazed material is usually glass, though it is not always. There are also cylindrical pathways filled with water that flows continuously to be heated by the energy created in the solar panel. This device uses the suns radiation and turns it into useable energy or heat. The storage unit holds the water to be heated and used.

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