Solar Panel-In-a-Tube Generates Power and Hot Water At the Same Time Solar photovoltaic cells and solar thermal collectors both capture the sun's rays. The first one turns the light into electricity, while the other turns it into hot water for heating. They usually battle for rooftop real estate, but Naked Energy has found a way to merge them both into a single solar solution.
This is my absolute FAVORITE: solar thermal panels on your roof can heat your house, your water, and generate no-transmission-loss electricity . . . even on a cloudy day! This technology is a game changer!
Solar thermal collectors: A solar thermal collector collects heat by absorbing sunlight. The term "solar collector" commonly refers to solar hot water panels, but may refer to installations such as solar parabolic troughs and solar towers; or basic installations such as solar air heaters. Solar power plants usually use the more complex collectors to generate electricity. Simple collectors are typically used in residential and commercial buildings for space heating.
SolTech Sigma - SolTech Energy. The roof tiles we lay are made from glass instead of concrete or brick. These tiles are designed to work as both a high quality and durable roof tile, and to allow in as much light as possible. Solar ray capturing devices are located under the tiles and connected to the existing heating or hot water system. Heat enters your existing heating system via an accumulator tank.