Solar Water Heating Reduces CO2 Emissions
Currently Sunrain solar collectors are reducing CO2 emissions by more
than 13,000 tonnes / 28.6million pounds per year, with collectors installed in
the UK, USA, New Zealand, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, Portugal,
Jordan, Lebanon, Australia, Canada, Mexico and many other locations.
metric tonne = 2200 pounds)
There has been a great deal of information in the media over the past
few years about global warming and the role of CO2emissions. 2003 saw extreme
weather conditions and a heat-wave throughout Europe, clear evidence of the
realism of this problem, commonly referred to as the "green house effect."
Burning fossil fuels such as coal for electricity production, and gas for water
heating both release large amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere, thus contributing
to this environmentally harmful phenomenon.
By using renewable energy
sources such a Solar Thermal, Solar PV, Wind, Hydro and Geothermal, reliance on
fossil fuels can be minimised, thus directly reducing CO2 emissions. On average
for every 1kWh of energy produced by a coal power station, 1kg (2.2pound) of CO2
is produced. Burning natural gas for electricity production or water heating
produces about 450grams of CO2 for every kWh of energy produced.
average household, water heating accounts for around 30% of CO2 emissions. By
installing a solar water heater, which can provide between 50-70% of your hot
water heating energy needs, you can reduce your total CO2 emissions by more than
Below are two calculators which can be used to estimate how much you
can reduce CO2 emissions by
installing an Sunrain solar water heater together with either an electric or
natural gas water heater. Just enter your average annual insolation level and
number of evacuated tubes and click on calculate.