Solar Water Heaters.
Cee Express Kenya Limited works with home owners and architects to provide product solutions for green building – including solar water heating systems
- The power crisis and electricity price hikes in Africa is quite alarming. As a result, there are numerous interventions offered by various institutions like the African Development Bank to reduce electricity consumption. Of all these interventions, solar water heating is the only method that is 100% independent of electricity; meaning that once the initial purchase price has been paid, the water heating bill will be non-existent.Saving energy costs
- The actual savings will depend greatly on your use of hot water, but according to Energy saver; on average, if one installs a solar water heater, the water heating bills should drop by 50%–80% monthly. Also, because the sun is free, one is protected from future fuel shortages and price hikes; and especially as the electricity price is set to increase over the coming years.
- Once the system is paid off, the solar water heater provides a key link in the overall energy saving strategy for your home or business. So, if reducing energy costs is one of the goals in order to minimize expenditure, getting a solar water heater should be included in the plan.
A 50-collector solar hot water system can offset over 50 tons of CO2 per year, or 5,000 tons over the life of the system. A 100-collector pool-heating system can offset over 80 tons of CO2 per year. This means that there will be a carbon dioxide emission reduction of 95 tons every year when solar water heating is used.
In that case, rather than burning fossil fuels such as natural gas or fuel oil to heat water, there should be a serious consideration of tapping into the free, limitless energy of the sun to heat water for your commercial or residential building.
Solar water heating systems are increasing in popularity mainly with major construction projects such as new apartment buildings, hotels etc.; consequently increasing the number of distribution channels as well as selling agents as the market growth continues in Africa. The upsurge can be attributed to various government regulations that have been put in place in order to ensure that Africa remains on track with regards to going green and saving on energy costs