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Solar Water Heating

What is a Solar Water Heating System ?

A Solar Water Heating System is a device that heats water using Solar Energy. Like a geyser, the Solar Water Heating System too gives you hot water at the turn of a tap. But while the geyser uses expensive electricity, a Solar Water Heating System utilizes energy that is free and available in abundance: Solar Energy!

How Does a Solar Water Heating System work ?

Simple. The suns rays fall on the Collectors, which collect the rays and convert them into heat energy. The solar heat energy thus collected is used to heat the water passing through the pipes of the collector. The water is then stored in insulated Stainless Steel Tanks and from there, distributed through pipes to the required usage points.

What are the advantages of using a Solar Water Heating System ?

Solar Water Heating Systems, you will find, make great sense both economically and ecologically. Powered as they are, by the Sun, Solar Water Heating Systems save you a significant amount on your electricity bills, month after month. In fact, these savings, over a period of time, pay for the one time investment of the Solar Water Heating System, after which the hot water comes to you absolutely FREE! You need have no worries about rising electricity tariffs unlike the owners of power-hungry geysers!Not only is Solar Energy free, it is forever! Add to this the durability of a Solar Water Heating System from Tata BP Solar and you have hassle-free hot water for years!Solar energy is clean, non-polluting energy. So while you enjoy a hot water bath, you can enjoy the warmth of knowing that you are doing your bit to help make the world a better and healthier place for future generations.

Will a Solar Water Heating System work all through the year? What about cloudy days ?

Solar Water Heating Systems work as long as the sun shines! In a country like India that is almost all through the year! To bemore specific, a good Solar Water Heating System works for more than 300 days in a year! A Solar Water Heating System workseven on partially cloudy days and during winter too. Solar Water Heating Systems from Tata BP Solar come with electrical backup for just such eventualities!

Is it difficult to install a Solar Water Heating System ?

Not at all. Solar Water Heating Systems from Tata BP Solar are simple to install. In fact, they require minimum external piping.

What about maintenance ?

Solar Water Heating Systems from Tata BP Solar hardly require any maintenance. There are no moving parts. All the componentsused are of the highest quality and every minute detail is taken care of, so that when you buy a Solar Water Heating System fromTata BP Solar you enjoy peace-of-mind for years!

How are the Solar Water Heating Systems from Tata BP Solar better than other Solar Water Heating Systems ?

Being a 100% Solar Company, Tata BP Solar has focused its resources to design and develop Solar Water Heating Systems thatcan make optimum use of Solar Energy, whatever the season.Our Solar Water Heating Systems are BIS Certified and the Water Heater & Collector Design is registered with the Patent Office(Patent Reg. No. 175094 and 175095, respectively).Quality is a prime concern at this ISO 9001 Company. Carefully thought-out Quality Processes and extensive Quality Checksensure that every Solar Water Heating System that goes out of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, is the best of its kind.Yes, Solar Water Heating Systems from Tata BP Solar give you full value for your money!

What about after sales service ?

The largest Solar Company in India, Tata BP Solar has a nation-wide Sales & Service Support Network.

Solar Power

What Is Solar Power?

Solar Power is the energy of the sun, converted into eco-friendly electricity, which can then meet your daily powerrequirements.

How do you convert Sunlight into Electricity ?

Sunlight is converted into Direct Current (DC) Electricity by a Solar Module. The electricity produced by the Solar Module is suitable for charging 12 Volt Batteries.

What is a Solar Module made of ?

A Solar Module is made of silicon cells, connected electrically. These are placed between layers of protective material. This “sandwich” is then heat laminated to a protective glass sheet. An anodized aluminium frame surrounds this glass. Solar Modules come in various power ratings, which is measured in watts. Tata BP Solar has a comprehensive range of Solar Modules from 2 Watts right up to 160 Watts! These are manufactured to international standards and approved by MNES and other reputed Agencies/Departments.

What is A Solar System ?

A basic Solar System comprises the following: 1) A Solar Module to convert sunlight into DC Electricity 2) A Battery where the Electricity is stored and then used to power your DC Lights and Appliances 3) A Regulator to control the amount of charge going into the Battery from the Solar Module and also to prevent the Battery from overcharging Your Load – which is the typical electricity demand of all your lights, fans, etc. The load is measured in kilowatt hours per day or ampere hours per day.
Tata Power Solar helps you calculate this load. With this information and along with details of your average daily usage, Tata Power Solar can recommend the most appropriate solar system for you.

Are the batteries used in a Solar System different from regular batteries? Can I use car batteries instead ?

No. Car batteries are not suitable. Only batteries designed for repeated cycling (the partial discharge of a battery and then recharging it to full charge) are suitable for use in a Solar System. Cycling, in a Solar System, occurs during nights, when the battery is discharged without any solar charge getting into it. During the day, the solar modules charge the batteries again.

Do I need special cables for a Solar System ?

Yes, you need cables of larger diameter than the standard cable. These are useful in avoiding voltage drops. Tata BP Solar can advise you on the same. Some systems, like the Jugnu MiniLite Kit, Tatadeep Solar Lantern, Margadeep Street Lighting and Udyandeep Garden Lights come complete with cables and accessories.

Can I use a Solar System for both DC and AC Appliances ?

Yes, Solar Systems are very versatile and can be designed for both DC and AC Appliances. You also have the option of converting them at a later date.

Can I expand my Solar System at a later date ?

You definitely can. Solar Systems from Tata BP Solar are designed to grow with your needs. You will simply have to add additional Solar Modules and Batteries as required. In some cases, a larger Regulator may be needed. But the good news is that the Regulator is the cheapest component in the whole system.

What does a typical Solar System cost ?

As each Solar System is individually calculated for specific requirements, the cost would vary depending upon the number of Solar Modules and Batteries needed. These can be worked out. Rest assured that Solar Systems from Tata BP Solar provide you the best value for your money.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

What are the advantages of using Solar Power ?

Increasingly, the world over, people are making a transition from conventional energy sources to Solar Power because they find it is more efficient, more economical and much, much more environment-friendly. Solar Power is as reliable as the Sun: no power cuts, no black outs, no voltage fluctuations.
It pays for itself in the long run. After the initial one-time investment on the Solar System, the power is free! In fact, the savings on your electricity bills will ensure that your initial investment on the Solar System is recovered in a few years.What’s more, you need have no worries about rising power tariffs and their effect on your monthly budget. Solar Power is 100% safe and 100% pollution-free. Conventional energy sources have done irreparable damage to our environment. Global warming is one of the greatest threats facing humanity and conventional energy is the main culprit in this phenomenon.
Another great advantage of Solar Power is that it provides you independent energy wherever you are. For instance, if you have a remote farmhouse where grid power is not available ,you can generate your own power, because the Sun is everywhere!

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