Friday, April 23, 2010

Let The Sun Shine

With all this talk lately about the need to find renewable energy resources, all we have to do is look up! There is no source of energy more abundant than our own Sun. Our planet absorbs nearly 3,850,000 exajoules (EJ) of solar energy per year. This is as much energy in one hour than our entire human civilization uses in one year!

How can you take advantage of this powerful resource? You can start in your very own home. As I mentioned yesterday, water heating accounts for the second largest energy usage in our homes, behind heating and cooling. Caleffi manufactures a large selection of solar heat products, ranging from convenient Solar Water Heating Kits to SolarFlex Stainless Steel Piping- everything you need to get started with solar energy.

Caleffi's Solar Water Heating System Kits include all of the necessary components needed to install a solar water heating system. The kits comprise of the solar collectors, pump station and controller, storage tank, and all of the other corresponding hardware and components. You can choose from a system that accommodates 1 to 2 people, to one that is powerful enough to handle a 4 to 6 person household.

If you already have a solar water heating system in place, Caleffi also manufactures piping specific for solar uses. SolarFlex Stainless Steel Piping features pre-insulated flow and return pipes for solar hot water heating systems. The pipes are used to connect the solar collector with the storage tank, and because the insulation reduces heat loss in the system, the piping is also Earth-friendly!

No matter what your choice of solar energy usage is, you will be happy knowing that the decision you make is an unselfish one: the amount of solar energy to reach the Earth's surface in one year is almost double the amount that can ever be obtained from all of Earth's non-renewable resources combined. So go ahead, and take as much as you need!

Caleffi products, including Solar Water Heating Kits and SolarFlex Stainless Steel Piping, and be found at