Once a technology that just sat on the roof and was used to harness energy from the sun to heat water, has now become a trendy tool and is being used by people all across the globe. Solar energy is gaining extreme popularity as the world is hunting for renewable and sustainable energy sources. Solar energy or residential sunlight can be used to generate electricity that can be used to cool and heat, light building, provide hot water, etc.
According to researches, it has been found that around 35% to 40% of household energy consumption account for heating water for varied needs. However, this consumption can be largely reduced by the use of solar heaters. Solar water heaters can be installed in all locations irrespective of the climate factor. These heaters are available in an array of configuration. Each type differs in design, performance, cost and complexity.