thermal energy

Posted on:June 29th

Thermal Energy

Thermal Energy is everywhere. It’s lights up our days. It heats the earth, our bodies and our homes. It dries our clothes and gives us produce like sun-dried tomatoes. All for free!

It’s also used to heat water for domestic use or even pools. There are two ways in which water can be heated:

1. Actively, when a conventional heating element within the solar hot water system heats water on hot days.

2. Passively, when water is preheated before it is delivered to the cold inlet of a conventional gas/ electric water heater.

 

Thermal Energy

Thermal Energy is everywhere. It’s lights up our days. It heats the earth, our bodies and our homes. It dries our clothes and gives us produce like sun-dried tomatoes. All for free!

It’s also used to heat water for domestic use or even pools. There are two ways in which water can be heated:

1. Actively, when a conventional heating element within the solar hot water system heats water on hot days.

2. Passively, when water is preheated before it is delivered to the cold inlet of a conventional gas/ electric water heater. 

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