Hot water 365 days per year
HOW DO THERMODYNAMIC PANELS WORK?
Thermodynamic panels are designed to work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Unlike solar panels, thermodynamic panels do not rely on direct sunlight to create their energy. The panels work as part of a thermodynamic heating system, in what could be described as a refrigerator in reverse.
The thermodynamic panels contains a refrigerant liquid which has a starting temperature of -22 degrees. It is this incredibly low starting temperature that allows the panels to create heat throughout the day and night, even in colder climates.
As the refrigerant liquid passes around the panel, the outside temperature helps to raise the temperature of the liquid. The refrigerant liquid has a boiling point of -15 degrees. Once the liquid reaches this temperature it vaporises into a gas form.
This gas is now taken into your solar assisted heat pump and compressed to create your heat energy. This is used with your water cylinder to heat your water supply.
Once this heat energy is used within your thermodynamic heating system, the temperature of the liquid returns to -22 and the process starts again.
How Long Have Thermodynamics Been Around?
Thermodynamics was actually discovered in 1829 by a French physicist but the patented technology gave birth to the first thermodynamic system in its present form in 1990. A lot has been learned in this time to create the thermodynamic products we use today for our water heating.
Will I be able to generate hot water without other sources of power in days without sun?
Yes. The refrigerant liquid circulating at a negative temperature inside the thermodynamic panels is able to collect more solar power than a normal liquid when the weather is cold and at night time. Due to a temperature gradient, the Aluminium collector is able to capture the heat in the environment and transfer it to the water generating hot water up to 55°C. In fact, the system will work day and night whether it is cloudy, raining, windy, frosty or snowing.
Do the thermodynamic panels have to be installed on the roof?
No, the thermodynamic panels can be fitted vertically to a wall, on a terrace or on the roof.
Will the Panels Rust?
No, they are made of anodised aluminium so they will not corrode
Does the water get hotter if I use more than one panel?
No, the water will heat up to a maximum of around 55°C. Adding more panels will improve the recovery performance and heat the water faster.