Solar Heating & Hot Water: What Is A Solar Heat Pump?
Solar heat pumps are at the cutting edge of home and hot water heating technology. Traditional solar thermal heating systems are highly efficient (up to 70% more efficient that solar P.V. panels), but they cannot collect energy at night, when heat is needed most. Solar heat pumps are hybrids, combining the clean, cost-effective energy of a solar thermal heating system with the raw efficiency of a heat pump. The result is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, a primary heating system that does not require any other heat source to comfortably heat a home. Solar heat pumps operate 24 hours a day, collecting and storing solar energy during the day and supplementing this energy with heat collected by the heat pump at night. More efficient than any heat pump or traditional solar thermal heating system, solar heat pumps are the future of clean, cost-effective solar heating.